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Sustainable healthcare waste management

Position paper | Sustainable healthcare waste management in the EU Circular Economy model (11/2020)



Report | Promoting safer disinfectants in the healthcare sector (11/2020)




Report (2nd edition) | Non-toxic healthcare: Alternatives to phthalates and bisphenol A in medical devices (12/2019)

Disponible en español [ES]



Factsheet | Guidelines for the procurement of safer medical devices (12/2018)




Factsheet | Moving towards a phase-out of dental amalgam in Europe (12/2018)




Report | Current practices for the procurement of medical devices in Moroccan hospitals (07/2018) 

Disponible en français [FR] 


Brochure | Dental Amalgam in the EU: Heading towards a phase out? (12/2017)




Factsheet | Medical Devices Regulation: An engine for substitution? (12/2017)
Providing concise information on the new regulation, and explores the opportunity that the MDR provides for ac­celerating the phase-out harmful chemicals found in some medical devices. 


Workshop report | Can the Medical Devices Regulation be an engine for for substitution? (06/11/2017)



Report | Non-toxic healthcare: Alternatives to phthalates and bisphenol A in medical devices (31/12/2014)
Providing evidence of potential hazards that endocrine disrupting chemicals pose to human health and the environment. This also presents an analysis of safer alternatives available on the market and calls for a phase out of phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) in medical devices. 

Factsheet | Endocrine distruptors in the healthcare sector: Are there reasons for concern? (10/2013)





Factsheet | Mercury free 2020 (10/2013)



Factsheet | Q&A Phasing out mercury thermometers and blood pressure devices (01/2013)



Report | Toward the Tipping Point: WHO-HCWH global initiative to substitute mercury-based medical devices in healthcare (02/06/2010) [Co-published with the WHO]


Older resources can be found in the safer chemicals resource archive

Webinars and Podcasts


Infographic | Towards Mercury-Free Dentistry in Europe (11/2019)


Infographic | Mercury: A major environmental and public health concern (07/2016)


Infographic | Non-toxic healthcare: Reducing risks with safer alternatives (07/2016)

Other resources

Workshop | Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in healthcare: Reducing exposures for patients (03/12/2019)