DHL has launched a waste management service for healthcare organisations, as part of its Envirosolutions product suite.
DHL says that equipment worth millions of pounds is thrown away each year, but between £2.8 million and £4.2 million could potentially be recovered through safe re-sale channels or donating the equipment to charities.
The service, Managed Disposals, offers healthcare organisations options ranging from revenue recovery to complete breakdown and recycling of redundant medical equipment. Managed Disposals also covers the management and removal of other waste healthcare materials including consumables, packaging, textiles, plastic and cardboard.
Richard Long, head of strategic products at DHL said, “With the public sector becoming more commercially minded, the opportunity to create additional revenue streams should be front of mind.”