The Push for Sustainable Biomedical Devices
EU regulators continue to exempt medical devices from sustainable technology standards like RoHS and WEEE. 2012 now looks like the earliest the exemption will be lifted. But pressure on device manufacturers to address these issues is mounting through specific focus by associations like
Healthcare Without Harm, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), and Practice Greenhealth, along with conferences like CleanMed. Click on the preceding links to go directly to these organizations' material on this topic.
Stepping up to the plate now rather than waiting until 2012 is an opportunity for progressive vendors to establish leadership positions.