Product guide written by Diabetes Expert: Sue Marshall
If you’re using lancets , needles and syringes then you’ll know that part of the pain is the hassle of having to dispose of these items safely after use. And that’s where the Travel Sharp Bin helps.
Purpose-designed containers for the safe disposal of clinical sharps are generally known as sharps bins and the best bet for one that will suit your needs can be found in the Sharpsafe range.
0.2L Sharp Bin
The nifty little 0.2 litre Sharpsafe is the smallest in the range, tiny enough to take on short trips and holidays. It has an ultra compact design which means it can even fit into a pocket, if necessary.
Flip top lid
The flip top lid provides a means for removal of luer lock, luer slip and pen needles and is ideal for lancet and insulin pen needle disposal. Other larger capacity sharps bins are also available allowing for the safe disposal of clinical sharps in all circumstances.
- Price: Start from around £2.50.
Available from Medical Shop (0800 7316959) Selles Medical (08700 776606). Distributors who offer a collection service (although at an extra charge) include PHS Ltd (02920 851000) and Cliniserve Ltd (0845 3893949), or call your local council about safe disposal of full sealed containers.