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Over the past 50 years, ecological awareness has increased; Apart from global warming the next pressing issue is ocean pollution. And this is where you can act for tomorrow.
The concentration of plastic waste has led to the creation of a genuine 7th continent. Unlike organic materials, plastic never “disappears” in nature but accumulates in the environment, particularly in the oceans. Around 80 percent of marine waste comes from activity on land. For example, a disposable diaper or a plastic bottle can take up to 500 years to be broken down into microscopic pieces. Today, plastics kill 1.5 million animals per year and in 2050, about 99 percent of marine animals will have eaten plastics. So waste has become an element of our human food chain as particles have been found in mussels, crabs and fish.
Using five catheters per day is unavoidable for you: Intermittent catheters belong to your everyday routine and help you to make your life easier. However, after usage, it is nothing more than plastic waste. But, you can influence how much waste you produce. Even though catheters all look alike, there are slight variations which have an influence on our environment. It is your choice which catheter you use and with this choice you can make a difference because catheter models vary in
So it is up to you to decide on a catheter which is reliable and offers you the comfort you need. Discover with Actreen® an efficient and easy-to-use catheterization which can even make your ecological footprint smaller.
Actreen® is made of TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) which is a chemically resistant polymer and does not contain plasticizers. It has therefore fewer leachables and extractables than soft PVC and is latex and PVC free.
Because TPO has a lower density than PVC, less material is needed to produce a catheter. This leads to a reduction in overall material consumption and plastic waste.
Less material and fewer components are the key to easier recycling. In comparison to the selected main competitor products, Actreen® consists of fewer parts and the primary packaging does not contain aluminum or hard plastic, both of which are more complicated to recycle. Dispose of your used catheter according to local regulations.
TPO consists solely of carbon and hydrogen. It neither contains chloride nor any other "halogen". When incinerated, the TPO plastic material that Actreen® is made of does not release toxic compounds into the air. The process is air pollution free.
One of the measurable distinctions between Actreen® and other intermittent catheters is your reduced bathroom waste. Due to its eco-design, the product’s volume is noticeably reduced. Find out how big this difference really is.
You are active and on the road a lot and you don’t want to think about the supply of catheters. Therefore you receive a free pouch with every package of Actreen® in which you can easily carry your catheters. Because wherever you go, you want to be prepared – anytime.
Now B. Braun has taken another step towards making Actreen® greener and created a new generation of pouches. In contrast to the previous ones, they are now made of paper with a special PVC-coating. You can use them multiple times, even in a wet environment.
So, we have been able to reduce the pouches PVC content significantly and keep the pouches durable – for every version:
The first product generation was developed in 2004 and has continually improved its ecological footprints.
Wherever possible and sensible, we reduce our consumption of resources and focus on alternative and regenerative concepts. As a future-oriented company, we consider the effects of all our business decisions in the environment and strive to improve our ecological balance sheet continuously. With the future generations on mind, we go the extra mile and exceed legal requirements. This also includes the ongoing review of our contributions to environmental protection.Read more
It means that you can make your choice. Actreen® is more than just a convenient and reliable catheter: It can directly reduce your bathroom waste and helps to pollute the oceans less. Because a great amount of all the plastic waste we produce does land in the ocean. Therefore it is important to generate as little litter as possible. It is up to you to step in the right direction.
All of this is possible because Actreen® is:
These advantages are good for you and good for the environment.
Let’s act now for tomorrow – with Actreen®!
1) F. Bouton EVEA, Qualitative environmental comparison between: Actreen Hi Lite & Mini ranges and the main European competitor catheters, 17 July 2020