Lowering healthcare's carbon footprint from transportation

Your choice of suction system can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint.

We at Serres support you in reaching your sustainability targets. We analyze the environmental impact of our actions and products throughout the smart fluid management lifecycle – from the design phase all the way until the end of the product lifecycle.

Transportation is one area where we can offer a more sustainable option is transport.

Designing environmentally friendly suction solutions; lighter, thinner and foldable suction bags that can be packaged efficiently, result in optimized transportation and significant carbon emission reductions. 

Because of smart design and thin materials, you can fit 6 times more Serres Suction Bags into a container compared to disposable rigid canisters of equal volume.

Smart design - 6 times more bags in a box 

How did we make the comparison?

We compared conventional suction systems, such as disposable rigid canisters, to Serres suction bags and the environmental benefits are significant.

If you need 120 000 pcs Suction Disposal Solutions

  • 120 000 disposable rigid cannisters or
  • 120 000 Serres disposable Suction bags

 

Your decision affects the needed number of  transportation containers

 

  • 12 containers to transport the traditional rigid canisters 
  • 2 containers to transport Serres Suction Bags
Six times less containers

 

And how did we calculate this?

Since you can fit 6 times more suction bags into box, you need less boxes, less pallets and finally less containers to transport the Serres Suction Bags.  

Supplier A

  • 10,080 pcs of 2l disposable rigid suction canisters / container
  • 40 pcs of 2l disposable rigid canisters / pallet
  • 40” container fits 12 pallets

Serres Suction Bags:

  • 60,480 pcs of 2l disposable Serres Suction Bags / container
  • 2,280 pcs of 2l disposable Serres Suction Bags / pallet
  • 40” container fits 21 pallets

 

Co2

 

Let's assume disposable rigid  canisters are manufactured in China, Serres Suction bags are made in FInland, and compare the environmental impact of sea freight from Finland and China to U.S. east coast.

Sea routes:

  • Helsinki–New York 7,838 km
  • Shanghai-New York 19,611 km

Weight of containers:

  • Empty 40” container weighs 3.75 tons
  • Serres container weighs approx. 8.7 tons
  • Disposable rigid canister container weighs approx. 7 tons

CO2 emission / container:

  • Serres: 10 x 8.7 x 7838 = 682 kg of CO2
  • Disposable rigid canisters: 10 x 7 x 19611 = 1373 kg of CO2

CO2 emission to deliver 120,000pcs of Serres Suction Bags vs disposable rigid canisters:

  • Serres: 2 containers x 682 kg of CO2 = 1,364kg of CO2
  • Disposable rigid canisters: 12 containers x 1,373 kg of CO2 = 16,476 kg of CO2

Optimized transportation - 12 times less CO2 emissions

Shipping 120 000 pcs of Serres Suction Bags from Helsinki to NYC produces 12 times less CO2 emissions compared to transporting same amount of disposable rigid canisters from China to NYC.

CO2 emissions

 

Your choice of suction system can have a significant impact on your carbon footprint. We at Serres help you by designing environmentally sustainable solutions; lighter, foldable and PVC free where applicable.