Would it surprise you to know that an estimated two million breast pumps are purchased every year? Almost all of them are designed to be used by one mom, and to be thrown away after a year or less of use.
The leading breast pump manufacturers have designated these pumps as single-user devices, which means that these pumps cannot be shared between mothers.
No Pumps in Dumps™
Hygeia’s motto is No Pumps in Dumps™. We’re committed to keeping breast pumps out of landfills. When a Hygeia consumer no longer needs her breast pump, it can be re-used by a friend or family member when each mother has her own personal accessory set (PAS). Or, the pump can be sent to us to be recycled or reused. This means fewer pumps in the landfills.
Reusable breast pumps are not new to hospitals, which use expensive durable medical breast pumps that few consumers can afford to buy or want to carry around. The breakthrough is Hygeia’s adaptation of this leading hospital technology into a consumer retail product that’s portable, economical and safe for reuse between mothers. All the parts that touch a mother or her milk are part of her personal accessory set.
In addition to fewer pumps in the dumps, the Hygeia EnJoye™ breast pump features an optional reusable lithium ion battery. This rechargeable battery will last for up to four hours of use with each charge, and is another green feature. Competitive breast pumps typically use multiple AA batteries that end up in landfills after use.
Hygeia is committed to the environment and making the earth a cleaner place for new parents and babies.
Designed for Multiple Users
All Hygeia breast pumps are designed for reuse between mothers when each has their own personal accessory set. All the parts that touch a mother or her milk are part of her personal accessory set. (Note: If moisture enters the tubing and reaches the filter, the filter needs to be replaced.)
Hygeia Pumps are also extremely easy to clean with disinfectants/cleaners such as Cavicide®, a convenient, ready-to-use, high-level disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Instructions for Recycling Hygeia Breast Pumps
When you no longer need to use your Hygeia electric breast pump, do not discard it in the trash. Instead you can send it to Hygeia for recycling. Hygeia will recycle the pump or its part in a sound ecological manner. Please see our detailed recycling instructions.