In addition to the economic savings and the improvement in healthcare provision, there is also the added advantage that reprocessing considerably reduces the impact of medical technology production on the environment.
Not only is there less waste generated, but the sector’s consumption of energy and materials to produce new devices is also reduced. In comparison to manufacturing a new device, reprocessing consumes very few materials other than the water used. Highly advanced cleaning technology considerably reduces the use of problematic materials like PVC. 99% of the material used for reprocessing is water.