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Unveiling Stryker's Sustainability Solutions reprocessing journey: A deep dive into our Life-Cycle Assessment study

At Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions, we're passionate about not only providing top-notch healthcare solutions but also doing so in a way that is environmentally responsible. We are excited to share a significant milestone in our sustainability efforts – the completion of a comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) focused on five of our key reprocessed products.


Why reprocessing matters:

Reprocessing plays a pivotal role in our commitment to sustainability. Instead of discarding single-use medical devices after a single use, we employ advanced reprocessing techniques to safely clean, sterilize, and reintroduce these products into healthcare settings. By extending the life cycle of these devices, we minimize waste generation, reduce resource consumption, and lessen our environmental impact1.


What did the assessment reveal?

Our recent Life-Cycle Assessment delved deep into the environmental impact of reprocessing five key products. The findings shed light on the significant benefits of our reprocessing initiatives and underscored the positive impact they have on the environment.

Key highlights from the assessment:

1.      Waste Reduction: Reprocessing allows us to divert a substantial amount of medical waste from landfills. By giving single-use devices a second life, we significantly reduce the volume of waste generated, contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment1.

2.      Energy Savings: The LCA highlighted the energy savings achieved through reprocessing compared to the production of new devices. By avoiding the need for raw material extraction, manufacturing processes and transportation, we conserve valuable resources and reduce carbon emissions1.

3.       Water Conservation: Reprocessing also has positive implications for water conservation. By reusing medical devices instead of manufacturing new ones, we reduce the water footprint associated with production processes, contributing to sustainable water stewardship1.


The path forward: our commitment to reprocessing excellence

Armed with the insights from our Life-Cycle Assessment, we're more committed than ever to advancing our reprocessing initiatives and driving positive change. Our dedication to sustainability extends across every aspect of our operations, from product design to manufacturing, distribution and beyond.


Join us on our reprocessing journey

We invite our customers, partners and stakeholders to join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can make a tangible difference in reducing healthcare waste, conserving resources, and protecting our planet for future generations.

Stay tuned for more updates on Stryker's Sustainability Solutions as we continue to innovate, collaborate and lead the way towards a brighter, more sustainable healthcare industry.

Together, let's reprocess responsibly and pave the way for a greener, healthier world.

Better for healthcare. Better for the planet.


1 Comparative Carbon Footprint of Reprocessed Single Use Medical Devices, 2023

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