Revive, Recycle, Repeat: We talk to Andy Straisfeld about taking medical waste and giving it a new life
In this episode, we talk to Andy Straisfeld, Chief Strategist for LifeCycle Revive. Located in Brantford, Ontario, LifeCycle Revive is Canada's first polypropylene Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) waste recycler, diverting tons of medical waste from landfills. A fantastic start-up idea that has received Canadian Government funding to scale. Some facts about medical waste:
- About 85% of medical waste is non-hazardous.
- About 3% of all drug costs come from drug wastage. In the US alone, this translates to over $1 billion a year.
- In the US, almost 5000 acute hospitals are generating about 7000 tons of waste every day. About $10 billion is spent each year to dispose of it all.
Andy and his team have developed a way to recycle a vast amount of this waste and divert it from landfill.
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