Sustainably designed
medical devices, surgical
packaging and products
for healthcare.

Smart Sustainable Design is where clinical meets sustainable. Single-use surgical necessities designed to deliver high-performing solutions that address three key areas of the environmental impact of patient care: plastic production and waste, Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, and chemicals of concern. Products that offer a measurable reduction of plastic in single -use products essential to healthcare delivery without compromise.

Our product design takes a traditional agricultural byproduct and transforms it into a sustainable healthcare solution.

Bagasse, a byproduct of sugarcane production, is the material input replacing plastic. 

This approach not only diverts waste from landfills but also requires less energy and accounts for a much lower carbon footprint than fossil fuel-based plastic.  Additionally, using an agricultural byproduct means that the food supply is not affected. After use, the products can be safely composted, or biodegradable in the right conditions, regenerating natural systems and reducing or eliminating plastic.

“The products that are used by healthcare in providing its key services each carry embedded energy and carbon in their production, use and disposal. Switching to more sustainable products across healthcare purchasing can also reduce a hospital’s climate impact for a better future for its patients, employees, and surrounding community.” 1

- PhD, Environment & Public Health

1 Health Care Without Harm, Addressing Climate Change in the Health Care Setting: Opportunities for Action

Why NewGen Surgical Products?

Healthy planet, healthy people

There is a direct connection of environmental health on the health of people, often the most vulnerable. First Do No Harm starts with prevention. For people and the planet.

Reduced environmental impact

Finding a solution to mitigate the environmental impact of operations can be as easy as using sustainably designed products that reduce CO2e and chemicals of concern to health.

Climate-smart purchasing

Plant-based products can measurably reduce the environmental price of plastic single-use healthcare necessities with one of the lowest conversion costs.

Measurable, meaningful value

Renewable, sustainable products that align with the healthcare values to preserve and protect the foundation of human health - a healthy environment.

A LEADER in sustainable healthcare solutions

NewGen Surgical was founded in 2012 with a mission to develop sustainable solutions that eliminate and reduce plastic used in healthcare. To minimize environmental impact and help systems deliver quality cost-effective care while preserving & protecting the foundation of all health — our environment. Our team is driven to replace single-use disposable plastic O.R. essentials with renewable materials across the healthcare ecosystem.

We are a member of Practice Greenhealth, America Is All In, The American Sustainable Business Council, and Think Beyond Plastic® Accelerator. NewGen Surgical was commended in the first 2015 Circular Economy Awards of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum and recipient of the California Product Stewardship Council 2018 Green Arrow Award for circular economy innovation.

Small Change Big Impact™


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Tons of plastic eliminated


Metric tons of CO2 GHG reduced


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