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Circular medicine – being mindful of resources and waste recycling in healthcare systems

Authors
  • Syms, R
  • Taylor-Robinson, S
  • Trovato, G
Publication Date
Feb 10, 2023
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Spiral - Imperial College Digital Repository
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Abstract

In the light of the COP27 Climate Change Conference, the concept of the circular economy has come to the fore with promotion of reuse and recycling of appliances and materials from electronics to clothes. This concept has not been widely taken up by healthcare systems. In this perspective article, we discuss the idea of the circular economy and how, by extension, the concept of “circular medicine” with optimised hospital and medical clinic waste recycling might be promoted in the context of better stewardship of resources in healthcare management.

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