Sustainability

Eliminate millions of single-use plastics in your hospital

A 900-bed hospital takes up to 3 million temperature readings each year. With traditional contact thermometers this equates to 3 million single use plastic probe covers used every year. To put this into perspective, this is about the same volume as a double-decker bus.
 

Additionally, used thermometer probe covers are classed as contaminated waste and must be disposed of carefully, often through incineration. 

The increased use of single-use plastics in healthcare has been a concern for some time. The TRITEMP™ is a medically graded non-contact thermometer, requiring absolutely no single-use plastics

Environmental infographics
  • The yearly total cost of waste reported by NHS Trusts is £33.3million1
  • The NHS creates 133,000 tonnes of plastic annually2
  • Globally, the health sector generates 4.4% of all greenhouse gas emissions3
  • Plastic accounts for up to 25% of medical waste in the US4

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Our commitment to sustainability

 

When we design, manufacture and distribute our thermometers, we have a duty to help protect our environment. 

Our responsibility goes far beyond this, to when those thermometers reach the end of their lives. It’s why we advocate the European Union’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive, which ensures all electrical and electronic equipment is disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way.