HealthCare

Circular economy in the health sector

The healthcare sector is responsible for a significant share of the German raw material balance. However, the linear economic model or the "throwaway economy" has become firmly established in the healthcare sector - well visible in the ubiquity of single-use products.

Need to reduce the environmental impact of the medical device industry

The healthcare sector is a large contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both directly and indirectly through purchased goods and services. Environmentally-extended input-output (EEIO) modelling has shown that healthcare sector emissions contribute between 4 percent and 10 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Climate-positive gin developed from peas

The Arbikie distillery spent five years developing Nàdar Gin with the help of Abertay University and the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. The fresh and fruity gin is made from peas and flavored with lemongrass and citrus leaves, among other things.