Brightmark launches medical waste recycling program with Jamar Health Products

SAN FRANCISCO & GREENDALE, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brightmark, a global provider of waste management solutions, and Jamar Health Products, a Wisconsin-based healthcare products manufacturer, today announced a strategic partnership to recycle plastic medical waste. Brightmark provides a sustainable, circular solution for recycling and converting Jamar’s proprietary PATRAN plastic slip sheets into low-carbon fuels and building blocks for circular plastics.

Jamar created PATRAN® lateral transfer slide sheets 40 years ago. Starting with the original disposable slide sheet, the company sells a variety of sizes and styles of single-use and multi-use slide sheets for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) tasks, including bracing patients in bed when they begin to sag. . When health care facilities across the country began using PATRAN slides, caregivers including nurses, physical and occupational therapists and SPHM coordinators began to get creative. Jamar credits their ingenuity for finding many of the more than 25 ways PATRAN Slide Sheets can be used for SPHM tasks by hospitals, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, EMS, and other operations. health care.

“This exciting partnership illustrates one of the many ways Brightmark’s solutions are helping to ‘reimagine waste’ in a number of industries,” said Bob Powell, Founder and CEO of Brightmark. “Jamar’s PATRAN slides have created a solution that has revolutionized SPHM, and we believe this partnership will serve as a prime example of the critical relationship between patient well-being and sustainability.”

“Collaborating with Brightmark to find new uses for our PATRAN Slide Sheets beyond their medical lifespan allows us to achieve sustainability goals and deliver a solution our customers have been looking for,” said Stefanie Scott, president and owner of Jamar Health Products. “Jamar is proud to be a small, certified, women-owned family business and the opportunity to work with Brightmark to create an innovative waste management solution and do our part to fight pollution gives us another point of extreme pride.

For more information on how to recycle your PATRAN Slide Sheets with other pre- and post-patient plastics at your facility, please email [email protected]


Brightmark LLC is a global waste management solutions company on a mission to reinvent waste. The company takes a holistic, closed-loop, circular economy approach to tackling the world’s most pressing environmental challenges with imagination and optimism for the future. Through the deployment of ground-breaking, groundbreaking waste-to-energy solutions focused on plastics (plastic-to-plastic) renewal and renewable natural gas (organic-waste-to-fuel), Brightmark enables programs specifically tailored to environmental needs to build project solutions that positively impact the world and the communities in which its stakeholders live and work. For more information, visit


Jamar Health Products produces, sells and distributes PATRAN® Slide Sheets, a safe patient handling and mobility solution for healthcare and related organizations. Forty years after developing the original disposable slip sheet, Jamar continues to innovate and improve the performance of its products – often referred to as friction reduction devices – all made in the USA. A small, certified women-owned company headquartered near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jamar sells directly to some of the largest and most successful healthcare systems. The affordability of the products also attracts small hospitals, hospices, emergency medical services, long-term care facilities and other professional care providers. For information, visit

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