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Smart Sharps / Sharps bin

Smart Sharps

Discipline: Product

Smart Sharps

Discipline: Product

The Smart Sharps re-useable sharps bin marks a revolution in the cleaning and disposal of medical waste.
The smart sharps bin is designed to allow re-use. This produces significant environmental gains due to a vast reduction in material usage over competitor products, which are incinerated after a single use. The Smart Sharps system has many user safety features; these include a two-position lid that prevents re-opening without a special security tool, a fill level indicator and integral handle for easy transportation, and baffle to prevent spillage. An additional innovative feature is the inclusion of an anti bacterial compound, which is mixed into the plastic at the moulding stage. This helps to prevent the spread of various bacteria, which are found within the hospital environment.

Client / Manufacturer

Mothercare plc

Mothercare plc
Watford, United Kingdom



Cardiff, United Kingdom

Stuart Cole, Paul Walker

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