Reducing, recycling, and reusing plastic packaging is a regular habit at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Head
technician Laurie Smith, RVT, offers these tips to reduce waste:
- Repurpose tuberculin syringe containers to hold dental prophy paste for dental cleanings.
- Employ the plastic packaging from catheters to hold reusable pipettes for dispensing mineral oil on slides for ear mite and
skin scraping tests.
- Hold on to fecal loop samples using the plastic sleeves from 3cc syringes.