Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Medical Supply Waste

After my stitches were removed this morning, the nurse asked me if I wanted to keep the kit (in photo).  If not, she would be throwing it away.  I asked about sterilization.  She said it is less expensive for them to use a new kit with each procedure ~ that sterilization is super expensive.  I was shocked.  SO much waste.  What about recycling?  I didn't think to ask.

1 comment:

Terra said...

Rather expensive and wasteful to throw it out, but perhaps costs more to sterilize. A bit of a dilemma.