Part of this environmental footprint is attributed to healthcare waste.
Waste generated per hospital patient per day increases with the GDP and life expectancy of a country, ranging from 0.44kg in Mauritius to 8.4 kg in the United States.
4 ways to reduce healthcare waste with sustainable packaging
1. Reduce the amount of material per product
2. Design for uncontaminated recycling
3. Incorporate manual recycled materials where possible
4. Increase use of chemically recycled plastics