The healthcare supply chain is built on plastics, designed for single use and disposal. Plastics are made of oil, and the use of plastics in healthcare supports fossil fuel dependence, contributing to climate change. To promote public health and curb pollution, the healthcare industry must improve the supply chain, with better material inputs and healthier […]
by Rob Chase 2017 marks our sixth year attending the CleanMed conference – and our third time to exhibit. I look forward to this event every year and networking with individuals throughout healthcare who are on the forefront of creating a more sustainable healthcare system. This year seemed more important than ever to get together […]
Blog by Ann Blake PhD, Environmental Advisor, NewGen Surgical. An article highlighting the environmental impact of our health care system on public health recently crossed my desk. My work as an environmental and public health consultant focuses on understanding the environmental impact of products and systems across many economic sectors. I took particular notice of […]
With the creation of what is believed to be the first plant-based medical device, a San Rafael-based company is hoping to reduce the amount of trash that comes out of operating rooms, and help to bring the health care industry in line with environmental sustainability. NewGen Surgical Inc. (newgensurgical.com), a developer and manufacturer of sustainable […]
Each year, tens of millions of disposable surgical skin staplers—made of non-renewable materials—are used in operating rooms (ORs) around the world. These devices represent a significant environmental impact and illustrate the challenge hospitals face as they focus on sustainability initiatives. Now, there is a sustainable alternative for this medical device, thanks to NewGen Surgical, Inc., […]
Hospitals are notorious sources of voluminous waste. Rob Chase wants to change that, and has launched a new business aimed at moving the process forward. New Gen Surgical founder and CEO Rob Chase believes the time is ripe for bringing a focus on sustainability into hospital operating rooms, as industry leaders are increasingly recognizing the […]
NewGen Surgical is so honored to be one of the highly commended companies – joining an amazing group of visionaries, companies and even cities that were honored for their work within and to promote the circular economy. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community of exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to […]
http://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Dems-D-C-forum-highlights-the-menace-of-6137864.php?t=5bcbbe5fd1 The Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Forum featured many companies and products, including Newgen Surgical. Founder Rob Chase was on a luncheon panel, and is interviewed about medical waste and our mission to redesign single-use disposable products and medical devices.
http://www.ptonline.com/blog/post/first-business-accelerator-for-solutions-to-plastic-pollution Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the third annual Plasticity Forum at NYC’s Tribeca Rooftop which aims to share the wealth of knowledge from the leading edge of those who are facilitating a world where plastic is used, but without the footprint…..
http://www.greenvc.org/2014/07/think-beyond-plastic.html The Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator which was launched last month at the Our Oceans conference, announced the following executive officers yesterday: Daniella Russo, a Founding Partner, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer….
http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2014/06/18/nurturing-startups-trying-to-reduce-pollution-from-plastic/ The Think Beyond Plastic Business Accelerator works with social enterprises trying to reduce plastic waste.