Surgeries Every Year
Every one of the over 330,000 times annually that a New Zealander goes under the knife, multiple single-use medical devices are used and disposed of.
All single use medical devices go to landfill
Even devices that are good candidates for being broken down into raw materials and recycled are into our landfills
Could be reprocessed
It is estimated that 16% of all single-use medical devices used today are good candidates for validated reprocessing