NewGen Surgical’s Needle Counter featured in OR Today

In a recent article by OR Today, the magazine highlights NewGen Surgical Needle Counters as a great alternative to the product’s plastic counterparts in their “In The OR, Product Showroom” feature.


November 1, 2022

NewGen Surgical Needle Counters are designed with plant-based materials that meet the industry requirements and clinical performance for counting and disposing of sharps while also providing a solution to green your OR. The outer box of the needle counter is made of 100% biobased material, giving the box a 95% plastic reduction by weight and reducing Scope 3 CO2e by over 50%. The hinges, latch, foam, and magnet are similar to those found in existing needle counters and made from medical-grade quality materials. NewGen Surgical Needle Counters are certified through the USDA BioPreferred Program with a 47% biobased content label. This product is used by major hospital systems and has already eliminated over 20 tons of plastic alone by substituting a plastic outer box with a bio-based one. The safe use, handling, and disposal of sharps are critical for both patients and healthcare professionals.

The article notes that for health care systems looking to decrease the amount of plastic in single-use products in the OR, the NewGen Surgical Needle Counter (NGSNC) outer box is made with 100% plant-based bagasse, a post-agricultural by-product from sugarcane upcycled to create fiber pulp: a great alternative to their plastic counterparts.

The recent call to decarbonize the healthcare sector through HHS and the White House has created an opportunity for healthcare stakeholders across the U.S. to align with the administration and make bold commitments in response to the growing threats presented by climate change. NewGen Surgical products create tangible solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems to enable sustainable purchasing and practices while adhering to the industry and administration’s new environmental goals.

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