HIEP 2019 Hospital Disinfection Congress

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Our distribution partner Hakerman joined the HIEP’19 Turkish Hospital Infection Congress between 24-28 April 2019 in Anitta Hotel Congress Center Çorum. There was interest in the Warwick Range from delegates.


Europe votes to reduce single-use plastic products.

Every year, Europeans generate about 26million tonnes of plastic waste but less than 30% is collected for recycling.

On 27 March 2019 The European Parliament voted for the ‘Single-Use Plastics Directive’.

This new Directive is for implementation in 2021.

It places greater responsibility on manufacturers and suppliers to design products for recycling, reprocessing or reworking.

In 2018 the U.K. government implemented its own laws ahead of the EU on plastic waste and targets for reducing single-use plastics.

There will be product exemptions, including medical devices and products for healthcare.

Single-use medical products not suitable for cleaning or re-use will still be sold.

Hospital and healthcare products are often contaminated. As a bio-hazard they are considered high risk and unsuitable for recycling.

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Slovenian Sterile Services Annual Conference

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It was a pleasure to take part in Slovenian Sterile Services Annual Conference last week.

Thank you to Iris Mednarodna (our distributor in Slovenia) and Nataša Piletič (President of the nurses and sterilization society and Decontamination Lead at General Hospital Novo Metso) for inviting us.