Halyard’s SMART-FOLD* Wrap boasts impact-resistant fabric and triple-layer reinforcement zones,
engineered to protect your heaviest trays and loaner sets from tears and cuts in handling.
by the waste collector until it can be
turned over to a recycler, who then
transforms it into pellets that can be
used to create a new product.
Halyard partners with facilities to
help drive each step of the process,
from customizing the program and
training staff to locating waste collectors
and recyclers and reporting success
in terms of recycling pounds of wrap,
for example, for facilities’ sustainability
reports,” explains Hannibal.
“So far, the BLUE RENEW
Wrap Recycling Program has been
implemented in over 250 hospitals,
which have collectively recycled
over four million pounds of Halyard
sterilization wrap,” he adds.
In addition to the opportunity to
tout green practices, there are some
basic monetary benefits for healthcare
facilities participating in the program.
“Halyard estimates a potential
cost savings of $0.07 for each pound
of sterilization wrap recycled,” says
Dignity Health was one of the
early adopters of the BLUE RENEW
program, and they’ve already
notched approximate landfill diversion
savings of $17,500 by sending their
sterilization wrap to the recycler
instead of the waste disposal system.
“Dignity’s success with Halyard’s
BLUE RENEW program has been
amazing,” says Dan Constant,
president of Sustainable Solutions,
LLC, who worked with Halyard and
the hospital system to implement the
program. “It all started with high level
corporate support and then a true
passion and professionalism from
their OR and EVS staff to implement,
manage, and maintain the program.
To date, Dignity’s BLUE RENEW
program has been the largest collector
At Dignity, they’ve reported the
BLUE RENEW program has had
a ripple effect. Once a culture of
responsibility takes hold, it can spread
far and wide in an organization.