Solid Waste & Recycling


Medical waste container receives innovation award

The WIVA containers are available in three sizes.

Oosterhout, The Netherlands – Mauser Packaging Solutions has launched the first medical waste container made of 100 per cent recycled plastics generated from post-consumer packaging waste. The innovative concept has been awarded the 3rd prize in the 2018 NENnovation Award presented by the Dutch Standardization Institute NEN.

The new WIVA Infinity Container uses recycled plastic resin to handle specific healthcare risk waste. Made of 100 per cent recycled plastics, users in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, practices, nursing homes and pharmacies can expect a reduced CO2 footprint of over 50 per cent with the new containers compared to those made of virgin plastic material.

Honouring the supply chain initiative, WIVA Infinity Container received the 3rd prize in this year’s prestigious NENnovation Award organized by the Dutch Standardization Institute NEN. The jury recognized the uniqueness of the WIVA Infinity Container because it not only makes use of household plastic waste, but also significantly reduces the carbon footprint.

Mauser Packaging Solutions collaborated with QCP (Quality Circular Polymers) and SUEZ to develop new recycling plastics suitable to meet the highest quality standards applicable for packaging designed to handle healthcare risk waste.

The new product concept was successfully tested according to the United Nations Dangerous Goods protocols. In close cooperation, and with the support from Dutch authorities, such as the IL&T (Transport Inspection), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and T&CPI (Testing Authority), Mauser Packaging Solutions gained a special permit allowing the container to be used in the Dutch market and on Dutch roads.


The company’s Infinity program which combines all efforts to produce packaging using recycled plastics. “Having installed recycling centres in the United States, Brazil and Europe, Mauser Packaging Solutions can generate high-quality post-industrial resin to manufacture a wide range of industrial packaging with a significantly lower carbon footprint,” said Axel Schaefer, head of product management for Mauser’s International Packaging Division.

The new WIVA Infinity Container is available in sizes 30l, 50l and 60l.

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