Removing Plastic from the operating Theatre

Darren Woodall's picture

Hi 

I am developing a project which may include some products which are more environmentally aceptable. I am having a problem with finding data to expose the amount of disposable plastic used in an operating theatre in the uk.

We are currently trialing a new bio degradable material which could replace huge amounts of plastics but without clear data the value can not be valadated.

Any help please.

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Hi Darren,

Ed Mew's picture

Hi Darren,

Does your theatres have separated recycling? We do so it would be easy to check I'd imagine if you know where they are stored before removal- just weigh the bags!

 

E

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Darren Woodall's picture

Hi

We do have recyling system in place. This has been in place for some time. I am looking for data regarding the impact of plastics on a much bigger scale.

Thank you for your time.

 

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Plastics in US OTs

Cassandra Thiel's picture

Hi Darren,

I hope these articles will help.  You might be able to roughly estimate OT plastics generation if you know your total hazardous waste generation and estimate roughly 50-75% of this material (by weight) as plastics.

I'm interested in hearing about this biodegradable material!

-Cassie

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