Collaborating for a sustainable healthcare future
For valuable products – including disposables- introducing innovative business models such as pay-per-use or deposit systems might make sense. To collect more valuable disposables or consumables cost-effectively, the material flow shares of individual manufacturers are often insufficient. There are promising approaches for establishing a cross-manufacturer return system, thus harnessing potential synergies.
To streamline the process, manufacturers can take the lead in structured disposal across the industry. This not only reduces bureaucracy but also boosts profitability and positions us ahead of low-wage competitors.
However, these systemic approaches are highly dependent on the nature of the products used in the healthcare sector that will be added to the recycling stream sooner or later.