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Can hospitals function without using so much plastic?

Can hospitals function without using so much plastic?

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Warp Curated News

At the Optimist Daily, we have highlighted time and time again how plastic is harmful to the environment. We’ve also reported on the bans being brought across the world on single-use plastics and how companies are mobilizing their supply chain to reduce the use and production of plastic. 

One of the sectors we haven’t mentioned much is the medical sector and for good reasons. Ask yourself, can the medical sector really live without plastic? Plastic items are convenient for hospitals and medical workers – they are cheap, easy to sterilize and even easier to toss out. But, like it happens with all plastic items, overuse and improper waste procedures create huge amounts of waste that are not easy to reuse or recycle. 

For the time being it seems the medical sector will move slowly toward renewable items, but that does not mean that there aren’t plenty of ideas and organizations…
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