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Johnson & Johnson facilitates recycling in operating theatres


Johnson & Johnson has launched a recycling project in Switzerland: in conjunction with the Lindenhof Group, valuable materials from the operating theatres are being returned to the material cycle. This initiative helps Swiss hospitals to reduce the amount of waste they produce. The recycling project is based on the Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity Strategy.

Recycling takes place in all operating theatres at Lindenhof Hospital. The objective is to recover as many high-quality base materials from disposable medical instruments as possible and return them to the material cycle.

Initial results confirm the vast potential of the idea: between July and October 2021, more than 2,800 disposable medical instruments with a total weight of 310 kg were collected. From this, 87 kg of valuable metals such as steel, titanium, aluminium, copper and chrome steel were recovered. In addition, over 220 kg of plastic were recycled.

The project is based on two global growth drivers of the Johnson & Johnson Health for Humanity Strategy: Generate Value through Partnerships and Deliver Excellence in Execution.

Under the keyword “Sustainability”, Johnson & Johnson blends heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. The world’s largest healthcare company aims to positively impact patients and healthcare professionals, as well as promote the health of the workforce, our communities and the planet. This sustainability approach is inextricably linked to the vision of a world where a healthy mind, body and environment are within reach for everyone, everywhere.

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