Princess Alexandra Hospital has been waging its own war on waste by introducing waste reduction and recycling initiatives throughout the hospital with diverting over two million kilograms of waste from landfill since 2017.
The sustainability initiatives include:
PA Hospital has introduced several initiatives throughout the campus to save biowaste from landfill. This includes composting of flowers from the wards and coffee grinds from campus cafes, the introduction of a new food waste dehydrator in 2020 converting thousands of kilograms of food waste into soil and saving the hospital about $50,000 a year.
Since 2017, PA Hospital has diverted 2,281,926kg of waste from landfill through combined recycling initiatives. This includes paper, cardboard, hard and soft plastics, kimguard, PVC and other single use medical equipment.
Across the PA Hospital campus, we spend tens of thousands of dollars every month keeping the hospital running. We pledge to turn unnecessary lights off when possible to do our bit for the environment given our large footprint.
Make your pledge. Print out a light switch reminder (PDF, 454.16 KB) here.