NewGen Surgical to Sponsor Green Hospitals Asian Conference in Singapore
Proudly supporting healthcare’s many climate-smart solutions to greener operations.
San Rafael, California, September 12, 2019 – NewGen Surgical, Inc. will sponsor the 5th Green Hospitals Asian Conference, October 8 to 10 in Khoo Teck Put Hospital, Singapore. The Green Hospitals Asia Conference, as a project of Health Care Without Harm, is an annual gathering of hospitals, health organizations, and health systems all over the world to learn from each other’s experiences regarding the issue of environmental health and sustainability in healthcare industry. This year’s theme is “Towards a Sustainable, Climate-resilient Asian Healthcare.”
“The mission of NewGen Surgical, Inc. to offer sustainable alternatives to plastic single-use products, is perfectly in line with the common goal of the conference — improving Healthcare Climate Challenge.” said Robert Chase, Founder. He added, “We are really excited to be in conversation and to be part of this movement away from unnecessary single-use plastics in a clinical setting. Our company has been working on alternative solutions that offer performance and lower plastic pollution and carbon footprint in measurable ways.”
Chase added,” Importantly, by meeting and working with companies and healthcare professionals with the same goals and with a powerful and leading voice, we can unleash more potential for us to collectively make a critical difference towards greener hospitals and more. Healthcare Without Harm around the world, and in particular Asia, has been a leading voice and educational resource for many meaningful ways healthcare can contribute greatly to climate solutions in their own operations of delivering exceptional care as well.“
About Health Care Without Harm:
HCWH seeks to transform health care worldwide so the sector reduces its environmental footprint and becomes a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. HCWH in Southeast Asia took root in 2003. It led the Philippine Measles Eradication Campaign in 2004 which demonstrated the possibility of conducting a major immunization campaign without incinerating the resulting waste. The campaign was then cited in international conferences. Now the SEA office implements campaigns and programs in Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and has partners in India, China and Nepal. https://noharm-global.org/content/global/about
GGHH is an international network of hospitals, health care facilities, health systems, and health organizations dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint and promoting public and environmental health. The Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network has more than 1,185 members in 58 countries who represent the interests of over 36,000 hospitals and health centers.
About NewGen Surgical
NewGen Surgical, Inc. reimagines through a lens of Smart Sustainable Design , the many single-use disposable medical devices and products used in healthcare. Our products offer hospitals and surgery centers sought after solutions for their sustainability initiatives and help meet Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) objectives. With our Small Change, Big Impact EPPTM program – a climate-smart procurement commitment to measurably reduce plastic waste is committed to eliminate 500 TONS of plastic from the healthcare supply chain by 2022, and for systems measuring carbon; the carbon embedded costs with supply chain (Scope3 Emissions), offers a measurement you can use for your own climate smart commitments to the environment within your own programs.
Founded in 2012 in the San Francisco Bay Area, NewGen Surgical is a member of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative and Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator, received the California Product Stewardship Council 2018 Green Arrow award, was commended in the 2015 Circular Economy Awards of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum, and a finalist at the 2018 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards and the 2017 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open. NewGen Surgical is a member of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, the American Sustainable Business Council and has made a carbon pledge to the We Are Still in Campaign.