Medical waste is possibly the most difficult waste to treat. It can’t be recycled, and it can’t even be carelessly disposed. Tonnes of plastic ends up in landfills because of used disposable-syringes. The Single-Use-Band-aid is a brilliant solution to this problem, greatly reducing the use of plastic. Designed as a flexible vial with the syringe needle attached, it comes with a paper apparatus that can be used to inject the contents of the vial into your blood-flow. Its unbelievably intuitive and minimal design seems ideal for medical practitioners in rural areas where the need of the day is to provide cheap and hassle free medical treatment.
Designers: Horacio M. Pace Bedetti, Carlos Paulino Montero and Andrés Conejero Rodilla.