Littleborough-based Daniels Healthcare creates new pharmaceutical waste container range made from 100% recycled plastic

Date published: 30 September 2020

Daniels Healthcare, a local manufacturer of sharps and clinical waste containers, has launched its first waste container range made from 100% recycled material.

It is the first sustainable product offering from Daniels Healthcare, which relocated to Littleborough from Oxford last year and has more than 100 members of staff. It is the foundational step in a longer-term plan to reduce single use plastic across all products.

The new SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi range combines the highest quality and safety standards with the environmental benefits of using recycled plastic and is designed for the disposal of pharmaceutical waste.

It comes on the back of new Daniels Healthcare market research which revealed that 86% of healthcare respondents said that sustainability was important or very important to their organisation and ranked sustainability behind safety and ease of use, in terms of priorities.

The new range will mean a 280-tonne reduction of single use plastic within Daniels Healthcare per year; the weight of 80 ambulances.

Quicker manufacturing times means more containers in less time, saving 284 hours of energy use per year, as well as a 10% manufacturing temperature reduction from 220ºc to 200ºc which means lower electricity consumption.

Kevin Cundy, head of sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland, said: “We recognise the importance of our responsibility to the environment beyond the legal and regulatory requirements, and are committed to minimising the impact of our activities.

“This new product range will help to reduce the environmental impact of our business and support the NHS in reaching its own sustainability goals.

“As the leading provider of sharps and clinical waste containers to the UK healthcare sector, it is our duty to innovate, respond to the needs of our customers and help to create a better future for our planet. 

“Our vision is to be the most innovative sharps and clinical waste solutions company in the UK and Europe, providing safe, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the healthcare sector; and today proves our commitment to that promise.”

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