A long-time partner in our Hospital Sterile Wrap Recycling program, Western Health was recently announced as a finalist in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. The organisation demonstrates their commitment to environmental sustainability by also purchasing products made from their own waste.
‘Purchasing this furniture creates the ‘pull-through mechanism’ for more plastics to be collected for recycle. Western Health produces a lot of plastics as a result of its operation and it’s reassuring to know they’re able to be utilised again and again. If this sterile wrap wasn’t being recycled into new products, it would be sitting in landfill. What a waste of great quality plastic.’
Catherine O’Shea, Sustainability Officer, Health Support Services, Western Health