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"Green" syringe will cut medical waste, reduce costs

Fast Company article features product design firm, Cambridge Consultants, and their unveiling of a new eco-friendly syringe, the Syreen.
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“Shelled in an amorphous polymer plastic that acts as a protective
casing, the Syreen erases the need for the extra outer packing normally
required by glass syringes.

The Syreen will cut average syringe packaging volume in half, and
reduce weight by 30%. This is a massive improvement for an industry
that produces over two million tons of medical waste annually, and
about 6,600 tons every day.”

The designers say this sustainable packaging breakthrough is easy to
use, and will also reduce chances for needle sticks—a huge issue with
both healthcare providers and those who administer their own
medication at home.

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