German industry wins 25% packaging disposal discount:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The medical devices industry has been offered a 25% cut in the cost of disposing of packaging materials in Germany by the monopoly packaging disposal scheme, DSD. The German medical device industry association (BVMed) says it has persuaded DSD to reduce its fees retrospectively from April 1998 for medical device companies. The reduction, which will save several million Deutschmarks for BVMed members alone, will apply to all companies joining the DSD system, not just BVMed members.
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