In 2018 SUEZ introduced in cooperation with MAUSER Benelux a more sustainable container for Specific Healthcare Waste: the approved container is made of recycled plastic based on Post-Consumer Packaging Waste and is available for the Dutch market.
Specific Healthcare Waste (HCW) is generated by hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, laboratories, old-age homes and pharmacies. Extreme requirements are imposed on the strength of the waste bins to guarantee safety during storage and final transport. SUEZ took the initiative to develop a more sustainable alternative within the context of the ‘Keteninnovatieprogramma Zorgeloos Afval van Nederland Circulair!’, supervised by MVO Nederland.
Using Moplen PP 1530, a high impact modified PP copolymer, enables MAUSER to reduce the environmental footprint of this container without compromising the properties needed to comply with the requirements for Transport of Dangerous Goods (ADR).
It reduces the environmental impact with more than 55% and lowering the CO2 footprint with almost 52% compared to the traditional, virgin-based, UN approved container.
This cooperation enables, SUEZ – a specialist in waste and raw materials management – to provide their Dutch customers with a more sustainable solution for their Specific Healthcare Waste.