RecoMed is a recycling scheme for single-use PVC medical devices such as oxygen masks and tubing. The first scheme of its kind in Europe, RecoMed co-ordinates every step in the recycling journey – from providing PVC collection bins to delivering the shredded plastic to specialist recyclers.
Why is RecoMed so important?
As a not-for-profit organisation supported by industry partners, we have one simple goal: to increase medical PVC device recycling rates.
Around 8 million UK hospital procedures each year result in the disposal of single-use PVC masks and similar devices that could safely be recycled. These devices are currently sent to landfill or incineration. It’s a huge waste of resources, and it costs the NHS substantial sums in waste management.
RecoMed is leading the way in stopping the waste and cutting costs.
Why get involved with RecoMed?
Introduce RecoMed to your hospital and you will cut waste disposal costs and reduce waste to landfill.
Join us as a RecoMed partner, and we’ll help you meet producer responsibility goals and increase brand exposure.
Waste Management Companies
Help us with RecoMed collection and you’ll play a vital role in reducing waste and boosting your green credentials.