How Abbott will recycle its blood glucose sensors

Posted on Sep 15, 2021 9:36 AMUpdated Sep 15, 2021 9:57 AM

Each year, Abbott, a major player in diabetes care, sells 7 million sensors in France to 300,000 diabetic patients who continuously measure their blood sugar levels using the FreeStyle device. These are disposable devices, present in France since 2014 and reimbursed since 2017, that must be changed every 14 days.

As part of its 2030 sustainable development plan, the American group launched a pilot program to test the recovery of its blood glucose sensors. The French subsidiary is setting it up, from this month. It is an individual waste management program for electrical and electronic equipment that has received approval from the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Ministry of the Economy. This is the very first program of this type approved by the French authorities, within the framework of the anti-waste law for a circular economy.

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