27-Jul, 10:45 - 11:30
A Critical Health Assessment: What is the Road to Resource Recovery for Australia’s Medical and Healthcare Industries
Seminar Program Theatre 2
The healthcare and medical technology industries are significant contributors to Australia's waste and carbon emissions. In this session, clinical and sustainability experts from around Australia highlight the urgent need for large scale change through a whole systems change in managing waste. Addressing the challenges faced; from material contamination, to limitations on material selection, recyclability and utilisation of recycled materials. This session will also shed light on practical and inspiring initiatives that can be successfully implemented in a circular approach; from educating staff, designing out waste, and collaborating with innovative solution providers to see a whole systems change and in turn mitigate climate change impacts.