Title Making surgical instruments from medical waste Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Science X/phys.org Media type Web Duration/Length/Size 357 words Country United Kingdom Date 7/10/21 Description In Dutch hospitals, over a million kilos of blue 'wrapping paper' is used each year to keep medical instruments sterile. After they have been used, they create an enormous mountain of waste. TU Delft researchers Tim Horeman and Bart van Straten, in collaboration with the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam among others, devised a method to melt down this blue polypropylene wrapping paper and turn it into a new medical device. A growing number of Dutch hospitals are adopting this approach. An article about the method was published in the Journal for Cleaner Production.
Producer/Author Science X URL https://phys.org/news/2021-10-surgical-instruments-medical.html Persons B.J. van Straten, T. Horeman
- Surgical waste reprocessing
- Circular engineering
- circular economy