Southeast Nonwovens is supplying recycled carbon fibers to create durable consumer goods like computer cases. They’re also exploring new products made from banana, coconut and other natural sources.
As a leading manufacturer of nonwovens-based PPE and sterilization products in the healthcare industry, Owens & Minor is focused on improving the health of communities by limiting the environmental impacts of our operations and value chain. The company’s BLUE RENEW* program is proving the success of their efforts.
BLUE RENEW* launched in 2010 as a sterilization wrap recycling program designed to strike a balance between protecting the patient and the environment. Through the program, used, clean HALYARD* Sterilization Wrap is collected and turned into resin pellets to create products like storage totes, bedpans and basins. This initiative gives wrap a second life. Each year, nearly 300 healthcare facilities in North America divert more than 4 million pounds of wrap from landfills thanks to this program.3
In Lexington, NC where HALYARD* Sterilization Wrap is manufactured, Owens & Minor is also proud of this facility for operating above 95% landfill-free.
Owens & Minor provides complimentary professional on-site consulting services to educate and train facility staff as well as monitor and report annually on the hospital’s BLUE RENEW* performance.
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