The ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has spiked an overwhelming uptick in the usage-- and subsequent disposal-- of masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in both healthcare and personal use, as we try to keep ourselves and our communities safe. This has renewed the long-standing healthcare concern about the sustainability of single use PPE equipment and the need for a reliable technology able to stand for future similar challenges and make PPE reusable.
With no single-use waste or chemical emissions in the environment, UV disinfection systems leverage UV-emitting lamps to quickly, reliably, and sustainably make masks and PPE products reusable. UV technology is a powerful solution to eliminating single-use waste in healthcare, without sacrificing the quality of protection healthcare professionals and community members deserve.
Making PPE reusable also sustainably tackles the issue of shortages experienced all over the world at the onset of the pandemic. With PPE that can be reliably sanitized and reused as many times as needed, our hospitals and healthcare providers will always be ready to keep our communities safe, without placing more burden on our natural environment.