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Less waste and lower disposal costs

Intermittent catheters in use – a major source of waste

Like many other medical products, catheters can only be used once. Every patient should place an intermittent catheter about five times a day, which is why just as many catheters end up in the waste every day. The same applies to the patient’s stay in your facility after surgery or for rehabilitation. Therefore, the amount of litter affects them personally as well as your facility. Waste is a challenge for all of us.

*First part of example calculation of intermittent catheter usage of one spinal cord injury patient. Calculation basis: average use of 5 catheters per day, simplified calculation basis 4 weeks = one month.
Why plastics are a problem
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Actreen® pouches

Extra service for your patients and the environment

You want to give your patients as much scope as possible in terms of action. This is why we have delivered a free pouch with every package of Actreen®: Your patient can use this to carry their catheters safely with them – anywhere, anytime. 

Now, we have gone a step further on our way towards making Actreen® greener and have improved the recyclability of the pouches, which are now made of paper. To keep them durable, a special PVC-coating ensures that they can be used everywhere, even in a wet environment. And the PVC reduction is high – in every version: 

examplary calculation of Actreen and PVC
Due to its low PVC content (compared to 100 percent PVC bags), the new pouch generation marks a comfortable and more environmentally friendly service for your patients.
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A win-win situation

Your choice makes the difference


Actreen® Intermittent catheters

1) Please consider your local regulations for recycling.

2) F. Bouton EVEA, Qualitative environmental comparison between: Actreen Hi Lite & Mini ranges and the main European competitor catheters, 17 July 2020

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