Our BodyShield, FaceShield and PillowGuard Recyclable are made from polypropylene (PP), one of the most commonly used thermoplastics in the world, which is used for a wide range of things, such as plastic packaging, plastic parts for machinery and equipment, and even fibres and textiles. It’s the ideal polymer for our medical hygiene products owing to its waterproof properties, its flexible strength, and its resistance to bacteria and chemical corrosion.
Not only that but all seams on these products are stitched using thermal staking, which means they’re 100% recyclable.
Unlike many other countries, Australia has not yet implemented a kerbside soft plastics recycling program, however, we take pride in being able to offer our customers a sustainable solution to our medical consumables.
1. Return your used products to us!
Keep the carton you received from Purifas and store your used products in this. Once it’s full, seal the carton and return it to: Purifas, Unit 4/5 Merryvale Road, Minto, NSW 2566.
You are welcome to drop off your sealed carton at Purifas or simply take it to your local post office for it to be returned to Purifas by Australia Post.
The used products will be collected from Purifas and recycled by our partner, CircMed.
CircMed — an Australian business passionate about healthcare circularity and recycling single-use plastics. They’ve developed an applied solution for diverting healthcare plastics from landfill and redirecting the material back into the circular economy.
Note: Items contaminated with bodily fluids, such as blood, can’t be recycled; this is considered clinical waste. To dispose of these items correctly, please contact your state’s environmental protection authority (EPA).
2. Purchase a Zero Waste Box™ from TerraCycle AustraliaWhen your Zero Waste Box is full, simply tape the top opening shut. Your box will arrive with a prepaid return shipping label already attached to the back of the box! All you need to do is drop the sealed box off at your local post office or, if Australia Post collects your mail, they can also collect the Zero Waste Box. Find out more about the Zero Waste Box.
WORLD'S FIRST RESEARCH ― A significant amount of government funding is consistently allocated to research into infection risks and prevention in hospital environments, however, the same can't be said for therapy environments. This lack of research prompted us to commission our own preliminary research into the infection risks associated with therapy beds, with a focus on the transmission of both bacteria and saliva. The results are in and they will shock you!