An Eco-Friendly Redesign for the Syringe

If you've ever had a blood test, you might recall how the used syringe gets its own personal waste-sheath, then is thrown in a larger bin. A Cambridge Consultants designer has given the syringe a green makeover, so it becomes its own packaging.

If designer Serge Roux manages to bring the Syreen to life, it would be shipped in a plastic unit which would cut down on packaging volume by 50 per cent, compared to the syringes and their casing commonly used now. I guess one of the biggest problems would be producing it cheaply enough for the medical industry to sit up and take notice—but anything that lightens the load on our landfills is alright by my books. [The Engineer via Core77]