UK medical PVC recycling earns sustainability award

RecoMed, a UK recycling program for PVC-based medical devices, has won the sustainability category of the 2016 Inovyn Awards for its innovative approach to sustainable healthcare recycling.

The Inovyn Awards, led by an independent panel of expert judges, recognize achievements in the vinyls industry.

Accepting the award at a ceremony coinciding with K 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, on behalf of Axion (Meadway, UK) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF; London), which run the RecoMed program, Axion’s Principal Consultant Jane Gardner said: “We’re delighted and very proud to win this award, which recognizes the tremendous achievements of all participants and hospitals in recycling plastics from the medical waste stream.”

This is the second accolade in just over a year for the two-year-old RecoMed initiative, which supplies recycling containers, communication materials and collections to participating UK National Health Service (NHS) and private hospitals.





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