Advanced recycling company Brightmark and Jamar Health Products, a Wisconsin-based health care product manufacturer, on 24 Aug announced a strategic partnership to recycle plastic medical waste. Brightmark will provide a sustainable and circular solution for recycling and converting Jamar’s proprietary plastic Patran slide sheets into low-carbon fuels and the building blocks for circular plastics. Jamar’s slide sheets are used to safely move and position patients.
Brightmark’s proprietary closed-loop technology is capable of recycling all kinds of plastic waste, even the most difficult to recycle, the company claims.
Jamar produces Patran slide sheets for lateral transfer in a variety of sizes and styles for safe patient-handling and mobility (SPHM) tasks. The product has been used in a multitude of SPHM tasks, since its creation 40 years ago.
“This exciting partnership illustrates one of the many ways in which Brightmark’s solutions are helping to ‘Reimagine Waste’ across a number of industries,” said Bob Powell, Brightmark founder and CEO.
“Jamar’s Patran slide sheets created a solution that revolutionized SPHM, and we believe this partnership will serve as a prime example of the essential relationship between patient wellness and sustainability.”
Jamar Health Products highlighted the importance of finding circular solutions for medical devices that reach their end of life.
“Collaborating with Brightmark to find new uses for our Patran slide sheets beyond their lifespan for medical use allows us to achieve sustainability goals and offer a solution our customers have been seeking,” said Stefanie Scott, President and owner of Jamar Health Products.
“Jamar is proud to be a family-founded, certified women-owned small business. The opportunity to work with Brightmark to create an innovative waste management solution and do our part to combat pollution provides us with yet another point of extreme pride,” said Scott.