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Closing the loop: Embracing a circular economy for sustainable healthcare

A circular economy is a system in which preserving the value of raw materials is central, and therefore has a major impact on sustainability improvements and meeting sustainability goals. Manufacturers and designers are specifically looking at producing and designing in a different way, but the consumer also has a role to play in this and can largely follow the same steps. The strategies for circularity are formulated in a model known as the 10Rs, and refers to strategies in decreasing order of effectiveness. During this session experts from different backgrounds will pitch examples of sustainability improvements in healthcare for each of the R-strategies, i.e. refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, refurbish/remanufacture/repurpose, recycle and remine.

Where & When
  • Time: 14.45 - 16.00
  • Language: English
  • Room: MAIN Stage (TL 2275 | First floor)
  • Available seats: 250
  • Format: Live (session will be recorded)

The programme

14.45 - 14.50

Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Devrim Yazan, University of Twente

14.50 - 14.58

Refuse to make unnecessary impact
Rolf Slaats PhD, University of Twente

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14.58 - 15.06

Reducing Environmental Impact - beyond showcasing initiative
Prof.dr.  Louise Knight, University of Twente (in corporation with Dr. Carolina Belotti Pedroso)

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15.06 - 15.14

Reuse in healthcare
Dr. Hugo Touw, Radboudumc

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15.14 - 15.22

A stitch in time saves more than nine: the sustainability of med tech maintenance Lieke Poot, Isala (hospital Zwolle)

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15.22 - 15.30

How Siemens Healthineers executes the 'circular economy' topic
Barry van Leeuwen, Siemens Healthineers

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15.30 - 15.38

Efficient membranes for pharmaceutical removal from water
Dr. Esra te Brinke, University of Twente

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15.38 - 15.46

A sustainable hospital, is it possible?
Iris Hobo, Radboudumc

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15.46 - 16.00

Closing words
Dr. Devrim Yazan, University of Twente


This session will be moderated by Dr. Devrim Yazan, University of Twente.

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