Updated: Oct 9, 2020
The Australian healthcare sector generates about 7% of our national carbon footprint!
Whilst healthcare services generate greenhouse gases in various ways, new innovations in medical environments are now making a difference to reduce the footprint.
▲ Australia's ABC TV War on Waste program features Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
Reducing the Carbon Footprint
EcoAid has an ongoing commitment to support sustainable solutions…
The EcoAid team are constantly innovating with new products and solutions to make a difference. We are proud to be part of the transformation and reduction of Australia's carbon emissions.
Outstanding examples of leadership are demonstrated by some hospitals with their commitment to sustainable solutions…
Switching single-use products to biodegradable materials
Developing sustainable procurement systems
Waste management of compostable products
Active recycling programs
Monetising of single-use waste items (e.g. retrieving copper)
▲ Watch this 6-minute clip from Australia's ABC TV War on Waste program features Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland
New initiatives for all are inspired by the Princess Alexandra Hospital
Source the right materials makes it easier to recycle
Recyclable materials such as eco-friendly hollowware made from sugar cane are easier than plastic to recycle
Possible new income streams by sorting waste
Including EcoAid Hollowware, plus copper wires and metal can be sold
The entire hospital needs to be onboard - building a stronger culture
The whole of the Hospital
Opportunities exist throughout the hospital
Food waste from canteen and patients, flowers from patients are used as compost for the garden
Garden as a healthy place for patients and staff
Plus, it is possible to grow things, including flowers made into a jam which is sold to invest back in the garden
Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
A global information platform - See caha.org.au
An opportunity to be involved
A Proud Association for Eco-Aid
The EcoAid team are proud to be involved with new eco-friendly initiatives and innovative product developments to suit the evolving needs of Australia's healthcare sector.