Device Buyback Program (Recycling)
Let’s Recycle for Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability
Everyone has the right to go wherever they choose; this is why we provide the gift of mobility through prostheses and orthoses made from recycled material. Over a million people in sub-Saharan Africa need limbs. It is incredibly sad to see great pieces of technology end up in landfills. For this reason, we strive to recycle old prosthetics, dismantling them when necessary for amputees to regain mobility.
Plastics are a common material used for prosthetics and, as a result, offer durability, comfort and range of motion most materials do not provide. Plastic prosthetics have proven to be lighter, sturdier and more life-like than ever. Many modern prosthetics are moulded for people wanting to continue to lead active lifestyles. Active prostheses are built using plastic because polymer mimics natural human body parts' strength, flexion and energy.
Carbon fibre is an essential component used in the development of prostheses. Carbon fibre is a plastic-based composite that ensures the mobility of the prosthesis and promotes shock absorption, particularly in the event of weight-bearing activity. Carbon fibre also plays a role in custom-made sockets lined with socks made of gel in nylon or spandex coverings, providing comfort during the day.
We focus on collecting used prosthetics for restorative purposes and dismantling old prosthetic devices when servicing existing prostheses. For example, old prosthetic legs cannot be used again and therefore end up discarded. We remove parts that are often required to rebuild or service prostheses. By rebuilding and repairing prostheses, we can assist people in regaining the functionality of their limbs so they can lead a fulfilling, active lifestyle.
Our Device Buy-back Service
Our device buy-back programme involves purchasing your old prostheses for about 20 per cent of what they initially cost. Our buy-back programme operates on a points-based system, so instead of receiving cash back, you will accumulate points to use at a later date.
We are able to repair these prosthetics or use healthy parts to make new prostheses for our clients.
A prosthesis can last several years, depending on how well the device is maintained.
Yes, plastic can be recycled. Currently, we face a problem with plastic being disposed of in oceans, which causes further harm to the environment.
Fibreglass is the latest innovative material used in prosthetic feet to improve your flexibility. Fibreglass provides better flexion, especially when squatting with heavy weights at the gym.
Please provide an answer. You can bring it to us for evaluation and we will advise accordingly. Even if its not worth buying, we would recommend giving it to us as waste for recycling purposes as we all strive to create clean and healthy environment.