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ENVIRO RX, SEPTEMBER 2020

In a recent report Jefferies analysts said the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed efforts to reduce or ban single-use plastics back by years. A whole host of shifts are expected to limit our collective ability to abolish plastic waste. This pandemic is hitting hard the firms that collect and process plastics for recycling. As well, the impact on…
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ENVIRO RX, AUGUST 2020

Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore is shipped to China and smelted, fashioned as single-use instruments and exported to other countries for use. In some cases clinicians use these instruments once and then discard them. Much that comes into patient contact is routinely used only once. This includes gowns,…
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ENVIRO RX, JULY 2020

In some ways, the Covid-19 crisis has become a dry run for the sustainability agenda and an opportunity for companies to see how they can tackle an expanding range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges. As companies struggle with decisions affecting their day-to-day existence, ESG matters may seem like slow-burning issues they can deal…
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ENVIRO RX, JUNE 2020

During the 80’s, I was fortunate to have worked at Astra Pharmaceuticals as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). At that time, a similar crisis caused by a new virus was unfolding in every corner of the world. The first cases of what would later become known as AIDS, were reported in the United States in June of…
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