Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, and we have reason to celebrate! Did you know that Orthofix is the first and only company in the U.S. to offer a free recycling program for its Bone Growth Therapy products, allowing patients to properly dispose of their devices after completion of therapy? We are pleased to report that more than 10,000 devices have been kept out of landfills!

Orthofix is committed to responsible environmental practices that include conservation of natural resources, pollution prevention, and reduction of waste. Highlights of our environmental sustainability efforts include:

  • Increased usage of e-records and e-signing technology to reduce paper waste and carbon emissions
  • Migration of certain technology infrastructures to a cloud environment, reducing energy usage, and accordingly, our carbon footprint
  • Encouraging environmentally friendly workplace practices by supporting recycling and separation of waste in our offices around the globe
  • Decreasing our carbon footprint through the development of single-use sterile pack instruments, implants and frames for certain orthopedic and spine surgeries

These are just some of the ways in which we contribute to the planet’s environmental health. We encourage everyone to help make our world a more sustainable place and protect it for future generations. Here are some actions you can take as an individual or in your community to help invest in our planet. As Carl Sagan once said, “Preserve the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”