A recent study from Ethicon and the Cleveland Clinic outlined opportunities and barriers to better sustainability practices in operating rooms. We spoke with Vishnu Kalra, President, U.S. Ethicon, to learn more about the study’s findings, Ethicon’s efforts to develop more sustainable products and practices, and how other companies can get started.
At Device Talks Boston in May, Ronald Kurz, Sr. Director and GM at Canon Virginia, Kathryn Unger, Sr. Mgr. of Global ESG Communications at Boston Scientific, and David Ettl, COO at Gradian Health System, addressed the question, how can we make medical products sustainable?
It is critical for leaders in the medtech space to ensure that nonviable medical devices and equipment are destroyed properly, while focusing on long-term sustainability goals.
Regardless of the reason for disposing of a medical device or other electronic equipment, the product must be destroyed in a manner in which it can never be reused or identified as coming from your organization. In addition, the resulting materials from the destruction process be disposed of in an environmentally appropriate and regulatory compliant manner.