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Logan Hospital waste team making incredible difference here and overseas

7 April 2022

They are the recycling gurus of Logan Hospital. Matt Brown, Dean Reynolds and their waste management team are not only helping save the environment, they are saving the lives of animals in need and making a huge difference to mums birthing in developing countries.

Dean said Logan Hospital had already recycled close to 700 hover mats, which were donated to The Gift Project and used to transport sick animals between treatment facilities or reintroduce animals back to the wild after receiving medical attention.

He said the mats, used in the hospital to transfer patients from one bed or area to another, would otherwise end up in landfill once used and thrown away.

"We have diverted nearly 800kgs from landfill from this recycling scheme alone and the mats have also been used for women in labour as birthing mats and blankets."

He said he had also partnered with local charity, Donations in Kind, which was able to transport Logan Hospital's used medical equipment and stock to assist people from the Pacific Islands.

Waste Manager Matt Brown said a great deal of work was being done across the hospital to encourage staff to recycle and make a difference.

He said staff were already making great headway in recycling all kinds of things including ewaste, batteries, various plastics, cardboard and PVC but that more could always be done.

"We already have some great recycling champions in different departments across the hospital but we could always do with more to encourage everyone to do their little bit."

Matt said there were signs throughout the hospital detailing what items could be recycled and where to help staff manage their waste.

Last updated 28 November 2022
Last reviewed 7 April 2022

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