YES. When we decided to develop a new splint that would respond to a need we had identified over many years, for both health care professionals and for young patients with their parents, we came to the conclusion that 100 % recyclable plastic would be the ideal material. While protecting the environment is to be taken more and more seriously and we collectively try to find ways to reduce plastic use in the various spheres of our lives, this well known material nevertheless often remains the best solution, surprising as it may seem. This material remains indispensable to many sectors where it is currently difficult to find equivalents to replace it. In the hospital sector, plastics in all forms are used by the tons. Although most hospitals in Quebec do not currently recycle medical plastics, this trend is starting to change. Several hospitals in the greater Montreal area are now recuperating different types of plastics as part of a pilot project in collaboration with the financial support of Recyc-Québec. From year to year, a growing number of hospitals are participating, and could eventually receive returns, as is already the case with paper and metals. The 100% recyclable nature of the plastic used in manufacturing FIX I/V® splints might imply a higher production cost, but it offers a solution within our shared responsibility for protecting the environment, notably through the recovery of medical plastics in hospitals. Something we are very proud of.