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The impact on global warming potential of converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers in a large US hospital geographically distant from polymer and container manufacturer

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The impact on global warming potential of converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers in a large US hospital geographically distant from polymer and container manufacturer https://t.co/2M5MKvYVxv
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RT @TerryGrimmond: See our preprint "LCA of disposable vs reusable sharps containers" @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/esbdZLZJS4
RT @TerryGrimmond: See our preprint "LCA of disposable vs reusable sharps containers" @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/esbdZLZJS4
See our preprint "LCA of disposable vs reusable sharps containers" @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/esbdZLZJS4
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The impact on global warming potential of converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers in a large US hospital geographically distant from polymer and container manufacturer https://t.co/iEnDrp7o2U
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Supplemental Information

LCA Sharps Containers - Raw Data Details

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26517v2/supp-1

Additional Information

Competing Interests

Brett McPherson and Mihray Sharip declare no conflict of interest. TG is an international consultant in sharps injury prevention and waste management to healthcare and associated industries. Daniels Health, the manufacturer of the reusable device studied in this paper, is one of his clients. The manufacturer did not review, sight or have input into the conduct, content, methodology, results, write-up of the study or choice of journal for publication.

Author Contributions

Brett McPherson performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Mihray Sharip performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Terry Grimmond conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Raw data on all unit processes together with their flow, allocation units, GWP conversions, GWP impact, data sources and the level of representiveness, are provided as an Excel file

Funding

Daniels Health granted $2500 towards the cost of the study, which covered approximately 20% of expenses. No other grant or funding was received from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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