RecoMed, a PVC take-back program managed by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Axion Consulting, is now available in seven hospitals throughout the United Kingdom. The program is funded by VinylPlus, and it helps the UK recycle clean PVC medical waste, such as IV solution bags, oxygen tubes, anesthetic masks and oxygen masks.
This program also helps the UK promote a circular economy by turning recycled waste into products for the horticultural industry.
So far, RecoMed has recycled more than 0.85 tons of PVC medical waste.
PlasticsNews has the details:
The British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) PVC take-back program RecoMed, which collects medical equipment for recycling. has now been rolled out to seven hospitals in the United Kingdom. RecoMed, conducted by the BPF in conjunction with Axion Consulting and funded by VinylPlus, is a collection system that helps to recycle clean PVC medical waste. Items collected include IV solution bags; oxygen tubes, anaesthetic masks and oxygen masks.