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.

For further information

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/plastic-ban-european-parliament-eu-single-use-a8842981.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/28/europe/eu-single-use-plastics-ban-intl-scli/index.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/27/the-last-straw-european-parliament-votes-to-ban-single-use-plastics

https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/europe-to-introduce-ban-on-single-use-plastics-in-2021/3010326.article

 


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.

 

 

 

 


Congratulations Genesis on your award …

Warwick SASCo Genesis Award

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Genesis is chosen as a recipient of our 2018 Sales Achievement award.

This award recognises our distinguished distributor partners who demonstrate commitment to our company and achievement with customers.

For more than 15 years, Genesis represent Warwick SASCo in Hong Kong.  In 2018 their hard work has resulted in an increase in sales of 35%.

We look forward to working with them for another 15 years.


Arab Health 2019

Arab Health 2019

 

For an appointment please email Janine@sasco.co.uk – we already have limited availability left so please don’t delay in booking an appointment with us

 


Distributor training in Thailand

2019 started with training the new sales team at Medica Co, Thailand.

With a population of 69 million, Thailand has more than 1000 public and 300 private hospitals.

Mr Sakon Phasukyued, owner of Medica Co, and his team do a great job representing Warwick SASCo throughout the regional.

Warwick Sasco - Medica Thailand