Circular Healthcare

The healthcare sector must move away from unnecessary single-use products and toxic chemicals and become a torchbearer for sustainable supply chains. That means pushing for reusable, non-toxic solutions that save natural resources, reduce waste, and are better for patients, budgets, and the planet.


Circular Healthcare projects

Born Green Generation

Decrease the use of plastic and toxic chemicals in maternity, neonatal and paediatric wards.

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A growing community of European Health organisations interested in procurement of innovation.

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PVC-free healthcare

A pilot initiative to introduce safer and more sustainable healthcare practices and speeding up the phase-out of PVC

Featured Circular Healthcare resources

Towards PVC-free healthcare: Reducing environmental impact and exposure to harmful chemicals

This report provides an overview of the risks of PVC and highlights the steps that healthcare providers are already taking towards a PVC-free future.

The role of chemistry in sustainable medical textiles

This report details the materials and hazardous chemicals used in the production of medical textiles and provides key recommendations for the sector.

Measuring and reducing plastics in the healthcare sector

Our guide provides data on plastic use in the healthcare sector and successful case studies of reducing plastics. Available in 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇳🇱 🇵🇹

Reducing exposure to toxic plasticisers in PVC medical devices

In this webinar, we discuss the environmental and health impacts of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), including its production, use, and disposal.

Reducing plastic and harmful chemical exposure to children

In this webinar, we explore solutions for maternity and children's wards to reduce exposure to plastic and toxic chemicals. Available in 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇳🇱

How to reduce the impact of plastics in healthcare

In this webinar, we inform participants of plastics' environmental and health impacts from production, use and disposal. Available in 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇳🇱 🇬🇷

Understanding Circular Healthcare and how to implement it

A one-day training from expert speakers on Circular Healthcare, tailored for all healthcare professionals, now available online for free.

European healthcare’s phase-out list for chemicals of concern

Endorsed by several European healthcare organisations, this list supports procurement organisations in selecting safer alternative products.

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