It’s no secret waste is a significant problem for our planet. Hospitals in the U.S. generate more than five million tons of waste each year, not including waste produced by other healthcare facilities.
In our efforts to ensure sustainability remains a top priority, we are constantly searching for ways to help the medical field reduce its carbon footprint.
Our custom procedure trays (CPTs) were designed with sustainability in mind and can help your healthcare facility decrease its waste.
Here are some of the ways using CPTs in your facility can help minimize waste and protect the environment.
Up to 25 percent of waste produced in the medical industry is plastic. Compared to individually wrapped surgical items, custom trays drastically reduce packaging material, resulting in one less waste bag from the operating room.
CPTs often include single-use, disposable components that have identical performance to their reusable counterparts. Although it might sound contradictory, reusable items contribute to higher costs and a negative environmental impact due to the high use of disinfecting solutions and utilities during reprocessing.
Single-use items don’t need to undergo astringent disinfectant processes. As an added environmental bonus, many of the single-use items in our CPTs can often be recycled.
In a standard surgical tray needed during a procedure, you may receive more components than you need in your facility or for your procedures. These extra components lead to waste.
For example, a cesarean pack may include eight disposable gowns, sterile gloves, surgical towels and sutures. Whatever items the doctor doesn’t use will be thrown away.
Custom trays provide the option for you to design surgical packs, kits or trays how you desire, with the components you need and without any that you don’t, leading to a much eco-friendlier outcome.
When partnering with CPT Medical for your custom trays, kits and packs, not only are you improving efficiency and cutting costs, but you are also making a difference in protecting our home, planet earth.
Are you ready to make a positive impact on the environment?