Envomed 80 features in prominent Israel21c article
The Envomed 80 has been featured in an article published by prominent online publication Israel21c.
You can see the full article here: https://www.israel21c.org/a-remedy-for-the-growing-epidemic-of-medical-waste/
Here’s a preview of the article:
As infection rates from the Covid-19 pandemic begin to decline in some countries, the long-term effects of its impact are now becoming clearer.
In the wake of rising mortality rates, massive blows to the economy and disruptions to our daily routines, the virus has also shed light on the limited capacities of hospitals and has also highlighted the many shortcomings of our healthcare systems.
Covid-19 prompted a significant increase in both the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the amount being discarded. Estimates show that globally, we use about 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves monthly.
Coronavirus-related litter could be found discarded across urban and coastal settings everywhere. Much of the medical equipment used by hospitals and health clinics is single-use, which burdens disposal sites and storage facilities with empty vials, needles, latex gloves and single-use masks.
Although Covid-19 may eventually dissipate, the plastic waste from protective gear and vaccine equipment will remain much longer, perhaps even forever.
The Covid-19 litter that was once protecting humans from transmitting the diseases now entraps, entangles and endangers wildlife. A marine animal might become entangled, resulting in death from suffocation or drowning.
With the emergence of new Covid-19 variants, medical waste management is likely to continue to play a crucial role in its impact on the environment.
Luckily, an Israeli invention is tackling the surge in increased medical waste.
The Envomed 80 is an on-site machine that reduces medical waste into a safe product that is disposable alongside municipal waste and is environmentally friendly.