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Sustainability Container Systems

Stepping up to the sustainability challenge in healthcare

Healthcare actors around the world are looking for new ways to make their professional activities and the medical service they provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly. As the climate challenge comes into ever sharper focus, everyone from hospital managers, to physicians, to nurses, to logistic staff and procurement officers are endeavoring to do their part to improve sustainability and environmental performance in the healthcare sector.

Focus on waste reduction

Processing sterile goods for the OR

More interesting facts about sterile packaging systems

Why are AESCULAP® Sterile containers (RSCs) the NO.1 SUSTAINABILITY CHOICE for sterile packaging?

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285 kg

285 kg

using RSCs

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1,869 kg

1,869 kg

using blue wrap (without recycling)

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149 kg

149 kg

103 kg cellulose, 46 kg polypropylene using RSCs

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3,310 kg

3,310 kg

polypropylene using blue wrap

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€2.05

€2.05

per set sterilization using RSCs

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€3.87

€3.87

per set sterilization using two layers of blue wrap

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€105

€105

using RSCs

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€669

€669

using blue wrap (without recycling)

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[1] https://noharm-global.org/documents/health-care-climate-footprint-report

[2] https://www.hfmmagazine.com/articles/4274-hospitals-reduce-their-carbon-footprints-with-sustainablesolutions#:~:text=The%20global%20health%20care%20industry,514%20coal%2Dfired%20power%20plants

[3] Friedericy, H.J.; van Egmond, C.W.; Vogtländer, J.G.; van der Eijk, A.C.; Jansen, F.W. "Reducing the Environmental Impact of Sterilization Packaging for Surgical Instruments in the Operating Room: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable versus Reusable Systems”. Sustainability 2022, 14, 430.

[4] D-ST22031 Infographic "Waste Quantity Comparison single-use wrap vs. rigid sterile containers". B. Braun, 2022.

[5] Krohn, M.; Fengler, J.; Mickley, T.; Flessa, S. Analysis of processes and costs of alternative packaging options of sterile goods in hospitals—A case study in two German hospitals. Health Econ. Rev. 2019, 9, 1.

[6] Friedericy, H.J.; van Egmond, C.W.; Vogtländer, J.G.; van der Eijk, A.C.; Jansen, F.W. "Reducing the Environmental Impact of Sterilization Packaging for Surgical Instruments in the Operating Room: A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable versus Reusable Systems”. Sustainability 2022, 14, 430.

[7] Bodkin, Christopher. “Blue Wrap and the Circular Economy”. Published in the Greenbeat Blog, 11.01.2018. https://practicegreenhealth.org/about/news/blue-wrap-and-circular-economy

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