of recyclable high quality medical grade PVC goes from hospitals to landfill or clinical waste in the state of Victoria, Australia.
direct annual cost of waste disposal to the health system in Victoria. In response to this longstanding issue, the Vinyl Council of Australia has worked with a team of partners to support recycling and sustainability in Victorian hospitals, and to recover material for reprocessing and manufacture of quality mats and hose products in Australia.
approximate amount of product recovered in 2015, that could be further reprocessed and used in manufacturing.
resulting savings in greenhouse gas emissions.
savings per year.
hospitals are part of this recycling program which includes: 34 Victorian hospitals, and 26 across other Australian states and New Zealand. Hospital recycling trials now underway in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Thailand.