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disposable

Nursing adjective Referring to that which is discarded or disposed of noun An item used in health care-related Pt contact which is discarded after use–eg masks, gloves, gowns, needles, paper products, syringes, wipes. See Biohazardous waste.

disposable

(di-spō′ză-bĕl)
Designed to be used once and discarded and not reused or recycled.
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Bic's Twin Select disposable razor for sensitive skin, for example, comes with long-lasting twin blades and a handle that is designed to provide a comfortable, firm grip, according to Cordle.
Since it costs hundreds of dollars for the cities to dump each ton of waste, notes Froese, "they save on the order of two tons of waste in the landfill site for every child who uses cloth, instead of disposables."
While disposable. external catheters are widely available.
• China would continue to be the market leader in Asia Pacific medical nonwoven disposables market
In the U.S., the disposable hospital supplies market will be driven by an expanding patient pool and the expansion of health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which had resulted in an increased number of people seeking medical care.
The global medical disposables market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments.
He added: "Disposables are a game-changer in this day and age, making food culture instant, time-saving, and completely hygienic as opposed to regularly used china and sterling steel products.
Driven by these trends, the global market for medical nonwoven disposables is projected to reach US$22.7 billion by 2020, according to research firm Global Industry Analysts.
According to Schick, the new disposables incorporate the following innovative features:
Single-use technology continues to gain followers, as disposables make the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process safer, faster and easier.
But no matter how futile it might seem, "This is not an area to cut costs," said Jean Fleming, infection control clinical consultant with Professional Disposables International.
Environmentalists who do want the convenience of disposables can try the cornstarch-based, compostable diapers from Nature Boy and Girl.