Posted on 17-September-2020   by Imogen Jones

Our Pharmi Range evolves to Eco Pharmi

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We have been working hard behind the scenes to finally introduce you to our new and evolved SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi range.

Daniels Healthcare is proud to be the UK’s market leader for sharps and clinical waste containers, and now we are launching our first pharmaceutical waste container made from 100% recycled plastic*.

The new SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi range combines the highest quality and safety standards with the environmental benefits of using recycled plastic.

It is the first sustainable product offering from Daniels Healthcare, designed for the disposal of pharmaceutical waste in its original packaging, and is the foundational step in a longer-term plan to reduce single use plastic use across all products.

It comes on the back of new Daniels Healthcare market research which revealed that 86% of healthcare respondents said that sustainability was important or very important to their organisation and ranked sustainability behind safety and ease of use in terms of priorities.

SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi is an evolution of the current pharmi range.

Customers will automatically receive the updated range available in three container sizes: 5, 11.5 and 22 litres, with the same product codes, at the same price, via the same supply routes.

Eco pharmi products. SHARPSGUARD® eco pharmi, with the blue lid, is for the disposal of pharmaceutical waste in its original packaging. SHARPSGUARD® eco cyto pharmi, with the purple lid, is for the disposing of cytotoxic or cytostatic pharmaceutical waste in its original packaging.

The facts and figures

Not only does the range achieve a 280-tonne reduction of single use plastic use within Daniels Healthcare, we have also improved manufacturing times at lower temperatures meaning a saving of more than 284 hours of energy consumption.

We have managed to achieve this at no extra cost to customers, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, GP practices, nursing homes and pharmacies – so they can access a sustainable, quality product while maintaining value for money.

Kevin Cundy, our Head of Sales and Marketing, UK & Ireland, says: “Daniels Healthcare is continuously looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its business and to support the NHS in reaching their sustainability goals.

“As the leading provider of sharps and clinical waste containers to the UK healthcare sector, it is our duty to innovate, respond to the needs of our customers and help to create a better future for our planet. 

“Our vision is to continue being the most innovative sharps and clinical waste solutions company in the UK and Europe, providing safe, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the healthcare sector; and today marks a huge leap in consolidating that position.”

As the SHARPSGUARD® Product Manager, I am really excited to be able to finally share this information with you, our blog readers and our customers.

If you would like to find out more about the products in the range, please view the eco pharmi range page, or click to view our online flip version of our range brochure.

*Except the purple lid

Imogen is the Product Manager for our SHARPSGUARD® range, as well as the Territory Manager for customers in the North Thames and East Anglia regions.