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Can we really take single-use plastics out of medicine?

Nimita Bhatt
March 5, 2020

Healthcare — it's heavily reliant on disposable plastic and a major polluter. Given that single-use plastic used in life-saving work is both sterile and often more affordable than alternatives, do hospitals and doctors really have a choice as to whether or not they use it? And what about recycling medical plastic waste? Nimita Bhatt reports from the UK.

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