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Jamie Durie OAM urges hospitals to get involved in PVC recycling

Jamie Durie OAM urges hospitals to get involved in PVC recycling

At the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation's Health and Environmental Sustainability Conference on 28 April, the world-reknown Australian horticulturalist, Jamie Durie OAM met with representatives of the PVC Recycling in Hospitals program.

On learning about what happens to medical waste, Jamie, a vocal environmentalist, enthusiastically lent his support to encourage more hospitals to join the program.

He discussed with staff from the Vinyl Council, Baxter Healthcare and recycler Welvic Ausutralia how PVC medical products can be recovered from hospitals and the collected material recycled into a range of new products.

It was particularly fitting for Jamie that the recycled PVC is currently being re-used in products such as garden hose!

Watch Jamie's short video message about the program.

To learn more about the recycling program, including the business case for implementing it, check out our recycling pages.