Although some institutions have replaced blue sterile wrap with reusable rigid containers, blue
wrap will likely always have a place in the OR.
Blue wrap” contributes up to 19% of the total waste from ORs and creates significant disposal costs
According to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, blue wrap is estimated to account for 19% of OR waste and 5% of all hospital waste
Blue wrap is not biodegradable, but can be melted and recycled due to its polypropelene composition