Sharpsmart: 90% Decrease in CO2 Emissions


Authors:   Grimmond T, Bylund S, Fink R, Anglea C, Beeke L, Callahan A, Christiansen E, Flewelling K, McIntosh K, Richter K, Vitale M

Publication:   Reusable Sharps Containers Help Chesterfield Royal Cut Related CO2 Emissions by 90%,



What is the article?

Conducted at a hospital in the United Kingdom, this study concludes that Sharpsmart sharps containers can reduce a hospital's CO2 emissions by 90%. Through switching to the Sharpsmart sharps containers, this hospital has taken intiative to reach the societal goal of a low carbon society.


What did we learn?

Introduction of the Sharpsmart sharps containers helped the hospital achieve:

  • An 83% reduction in CO2 emissions in the first year
  • A 90% reduction in CO2 emissions in the following years
  • A 35% decrease in weight of sharps waste stream

... apart from efficient waste segregation, a reusable sharps container is currently the only measurable and validatable method of significantly reducing clinical waste volumes within a healthcare environment."



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