Biodegradable Aprons

NEW Polycare Biodegradable single use aprons

As part of our commitment to the environment and sustainability, GV Health have introduced the new Polycare range of biodegradable aprons. Biodegradable aprons ensure speedier breakdown when discarded into landfill, where the majority of disposable polythene aprons are currently sent following use.

Key Features

Polycare biodegradable aprons are adjustable to fit all shapes and builds. Supplied on rolls for easy dispensing. Polycare biodegradable aprons are for use in all departments and medical specialisations including nursing, midwifery, infection control, domestic, paediatric and theatre.

  • Standard quantity = 5 rolls of 200 aprons in biodegradable sleeves
  • CE Certified
  • Boxed in cardboard outers which can be recycled.
  • 18 - 36 months to commence break down once sent to landfill

NOTE: White only is available as of May 2018. Limited quantities of other colours, based on colour coding and waste segregation requirements, are planned to follow later in 2018. Please contact us for availability.

Duty of Care

GV Health has taken important steps to reduce the amount of virgin polythene and significantly increase the amount of recycled material across our complete range of healthcare disposables.

  • less polythene pollution of seas and seashores improves wildlife environments and ecosystems
  • reduces the need for incineration, currently a major challenge in the UK due to limited number of sites that can recycle the large tonnage of plastic used

China was the largest importer of the UK’s plastic waste, taking millions of tonnes of plastic a year. Since October 2017 China has ended all imports of UK plastic waste leaving the UK with a serious problem to process and recycle plastic. Currently the only option in many areas is landfill.

The UK Government is investing in new recycling projects but is a long way from being able to manage the quantity of plastic waste currently produced. 2042 is the current date for achieving the UK targets. GV Health, as a main approved supplier to the NHS is working with all partners to ensure the most sustainable way forward in terms of product and disposal NOW.

Dispensers

A range of wall mounted dispensers suitable for use with our aprons is available. Both flat-packed aprons and rolled aprons can be dispensed, saving space, reducing clutter, increasing visibility and reducing infection risk. See chart below for dispenser sizes and roll types. Please check with your sales contact to ensure the dispenser you have selected is suitable for the aprons you are purchasing. Dispensers are individually packed and supplied with fittings to enable wall mounting by a competent maintenance engineer using standard tools.

New Polycare Range

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See recommended Polycare lines. These are best in class for price, quality, testing and sustainability.

Where to buy

Call 01920 463098
email sales@gvhealth.com

Biodegradable Aprons

NHS SC Order CodeDirect Order CodePolycare Biodegradable ApronsPackingUnits per Roll/PackRolls/Packs per caseUnits per case Cases per Pallet
- ACRB4616 Clear biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
BTB116 AWRB4616 White biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
- ABRB4616 Blue biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
- AGRB4616 Green biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
- ARRB4616 Red biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
- AYRB4616 Yellow biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
- APRB4616 Pink biodegradable disposable apron, 27 x 46 inches (685 x 1170 mm), 16mu unisex Roll 200 5 1000 96
  Apron Dispensers - Wall Mounted     
- GE/16PARD 135 x 400 x 135 mm (5.4 x 15.7 x 5.4 inches), for standard rolls of up to 200 aprons, white PVC finish, boxed, includes fittings. Each 1 1 1 -
- 2160 685 x 1015 mm (27 x 40 inches) Each 1 1 1 -
- DISPBTB 140 x 360 x 200 mm (5.5 x 14 x 8 inches) white PVC finish, for flat packed aprons & tabards. Each 1 1 1 -