Medical consumables: Will the pandemic inspire sustainability? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Medical consumables: Will the pandemic inspire more sustainable practices?


Pandemic-related waste

Image: A used surgical mask is hanging from a branch in the woods; Copyright: PantherMedia/Valery Vvoennyy

Due to the large amount of used masks - both surgical and KN 95 - more plastics are emitted into the environment that could theoretically be recycled.

Products and exhibitors related to this topic

Image: Heads of mannequins with surgical masks and caps; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf

Finding inspiration from the COVID-19 pandemic

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: beta-web/Schmitz

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