Our +PLUSPAK packaging, used for contrast media product, is 100% recyclable. A life-cycle analysis showed that our polypropylene bottles, compared to glass, have a 59% lower environmental impact, and requires 45% less cumulative energy. Our +PLUSPAK bottles, also require less secondary packaging, helping reduce carbon footprint.3
Protecting and optimizing iodine
We have been recycling iodione-based contrast media for healthcare facilities since 2006. Initially launched in Norway, we now offer this recycling programme in 11 European countries and in 2021 expanded it into Canada and the United States.4
1. GE Healthcare Data on File: Planned Investment 2022
2. GE Healthcare Data on File: Contrast Media Demand; 2022
3. Dhaliwal et al. Int J Life Cycle Assess 2014; 19: 1965-73.
4. GE Healthcare Data on File: iodine-recycling program 2022