Number of Australian hospitals that are part of the PVC Recycling in Hospitals program. Managed by the Vinyl Council of Australia and its member partners, the program is a local initiative to redirect high-grade PVC waste from hospitals to local recycling companies to be reprocessed in Australia and sold to Australian and New Zealand manufacturers who produce new, finished products such as garden hoses and outdoor playground matting.
Amount of PVC waste from hospitals that has been diverted from landfill to recycling over the past 12 months.
Year the program began as a pilot at Western Health in Victoria. The program is managed by 4 member partners - Vinyl Council of Australia, Baxter Healthcare, Aces Medical Waste and Welvic Australia.