Bio-bin® - A Revolution in Clinical Waste Disposal
Product News Jul 27, 2009
A new type of clinical waste container is set to revolutionize the waste streams of the laboratory and healthcare sector.
The Bio-bin® is a paper-based container and therefore far more environmentally friendly and lightweight than the conventional plastic sharps bins and ‘sweetie jars’ currently used in many labs. Due to its paper construction the Bio-bin® can reduce carbon emissions from clinical waste disposal to as little as 0.01 of a tonne per tonne of waste, compared with a potential 3 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of waste.
Its innovative fold-flat design also makes the Bio-bin® highly space-efficient, providing the ideal solution to many lab managers’ problems with lack of storage space. Some labs have found that they are able to fit a year’s supply of Bio-bin® into the same space taken up by a month’s or even a week’s supply of their plastic sharps bins, drastically reducing their delivery and admin costs.
The Bio-bin® was originally designed by Econix Ltd MD Nic Wood as an alternative to the ‘sweetie jar’ used in many labs. Many forward-thinking lab managers and healthcare professionals are recognising the Bio-bin® as their opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint whilst significantly lowering their waste disposal costs, as they are often charged by weight for their waste disposal.