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The world’s first UN-approved clinical waste container made from post-consumer recycled plastic is launched in the UK

Steven Boyle (Daniels Healthcare) with the WIVA™ Infinity Range

Daniels Healthcare, the UK market leader for sharps and clinical waste containers, has introduced the world’s first UN-approved clinical waste container made from post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) to the UK.

Made of responsibly sourced recycled plastic, the WIVA™ Infinity range of clinical waste containers provides a cost-effective and sustainable solution to the healthcare sector, while still meeting the highest standards in quality and safety.

The pioneering concept has already been introduced in The Netherlands and Belgium, with evidence suggesting that customers can reduce their equivalent Co2 footprint by 50% when switching to the WIVA™ Infinity range.

PCR resin is the recycled plastic waste created by consumers. When PCR resins are reused and transformed into new products, new fossil fuels are not required, which has positive environmental benefits.

The grey WIVA™ Infinity containers, available in 30, 50 and 60 litre size, designed for the disposal of healthcare clinical waste, are made using state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and certified to UN3291* and performance tested for leak resistance, stability and impact resistance tests based on ISO23907 and NFX 30-511 standards.

Steven Boyle, National Sales Manager, Daniels Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our customers true sustainability at scale by combining the superior protection of specific healthcare risk waste with the environmental benefits of using PCR resin.

“The launch of the WIVA™ Infinity range, a world-first, into the UK market demonstrates our continued commitment to reduce single use plastics and minimise the impact on the environment.

“If UK users of WIVA™ VAT 5 containers convert to the new WIVA™ Infinity series, it would deliver a substantial reduction of virgin plastic use and CO2 emissions to support the NHS in reaching its own sustainability goals.”

It is the second sustainable product offered by Daniels Healthcare following last year’s successful launch of its first 100% recycled plastic waste containers, SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi.

* UN3291 certified containers are suitable for the transportation of Category B infectious waste.

About Daniels Healthcare:

Daniels Healthcare (a Mauser Packaging Solutions brand) is the leading provider of sharps and clinical waste containers to the UK healthcare sector.

It manufactures and markets sharps and clinical waste containers for hospitals, surgeries, councils and the clinical waste industry.
Its innovative containers, manufactured to the highest standards, are designed to have more usable capacity thereby requiring fewer containers, reducing waste, improving cost-effectiveness, and maximising storage space in situ.

As a key supplier to the NHS, Daniels Healthcare is a customer-focussed business with an emphasis on product development to continually enhance its offering to meet front-line needs.