OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
A healthy planet supports healthy people. That’s why at Kinetik Wellbeing we take our responsibility to look after the planet very seriously.
We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint by cutting all use of unnecessary plastics and making products which are designed to last. This enables us to work towards our overall aim of empowering everyone to manage their health at home in a sustainable way.
We are committed to recycling all electronic components used within our products, in line with the regulatory requirements of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. We would encourage anyone who has used a home-use medical device which has come to the end of its life, to return it to us so that it can be recycled. This applies to all home-use medical devices, even if they were not manufactured by us.
We all know that plastic is a huge threat to the environment, spreading toxins and putting wildlife at risk. This is why we have been working towards reducing the amount of plastic used within our products. We have done this by:
- Removing unnecessary plastic bags (polybags) from our products, retail cartons and accessories
- Replacing plastic product trays with ones made out of cardboard
- Removing plastic windows from our retail packaging and only selling products in fully corrugated, cardboard packaging.
Products built to last
All of our products must, of course, be accurate to ensure the safety of our patients, but we are also keen that they are built to last and can be used for a long time. Typically, the lifespan of a medical device is officially stated as between two and five years, but often they are safe to use far beyond this period and the only way to really know is by testing the product and reporting on the findings.
We provide accuracy testing and reports for thermometers and blood pressure monitors which will provide customers with accurate information about whether their product is still safe to use at the end of its recommended lifespan. Furthermore, as our priority is sustainability, we provide this service regardless of the brand for all thermometers and blood pressure monitors. We hope this will provide customers with the confidence to use their product for longer.