Berry site ramps up production of clinical waste bags

BERRY bpi’s Heanor factory has made the first delivery of clinical waste sacks to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in London.

Berry revealed its facility received a call from the NHS to ‘urgently’ despatch 150,000 waste bags directly to the hospital. Production was rescheduled and the following morning a delivery was arranged with the company’s logistics partner XPO, who has been working with the bpi recycled team to ensure critical supplies are reaching customers.

“We have been working closely with the NHS at the highest level to ensure that we meet the increased demand for clinical waste bags,” said Berry bpi sales director Lorcan Mekitarian. “However, given the speed of development of the Nightingale Hospital, we were asked to deliver these sacks in less than 24 hours. I am deeply proud of the efforts from everyone at bpi and XPO who have helped us in meeting this challenge in very difficult circumstances.”

The Heanor factory is a major supplier to the NHS and in recent weeks has turned over a large of part of its capacity to meet increased demand from hospitals across the country for clinical waste sacks.