Anaesthesia bottles are generally single-use, but manufacturers are working to recycle them. Doctors and nurses have spoken out about the "devastating" level of waste being produced within Australia’s healthcare industry, with one expert saying it is difficult to get a handle on how big the problem actually is. Healthcare workers are concerned about the amount of single-use medical items being thrown away The scale of the problem is difficult to determine, one expert says New initiatives are being rolled out in an effort to reduce waste in hospitals and other places Many items that were once re-used many times over, like surgical gowns or even tweezers, are now treated as single-use and thrown straight in the bin. One expert said the scale of the problem was difficult to measure, with data hard to pin down. One operating nurse from a private Sydney hospital, who wished to remain anonymous, said […]