Cardiff-based Thermal Compaction Group (TCG) has been Highly Commended for its work with a trust in England after pioneering the recycling of medical material to generate income for the NHS.
TCG’s collaboration with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust was Highly Commended for both the Estates & Facilities and Environmental Practice trophies at last week’s Health Business Awards in London, just weeks after the partnership won the Healthcare Estates Sustainable Achievement accolade.
TCG has developed a unique innovative sustainable recycling process addressing single use disposable plastics.
Single-use sterilisation wraps, used for surgical instruments in millions of operations in hospitals across the UK every year, and polypropylene patient transfer sheets create a large amount of bulky waste which goes for incineration or landfill nationwide. TCG is able to remove the materials from the waste stream, avoiding incineration, reducing the cost of transport, and creating value by returning it to the UK supply chain for use in new products – and now healthcare providers worldwide in countries as far afield as South Africa are adopting the technology.
Congratulations, Thermal Compaction Group!!