Deciding whether you can recycle that clinical waste, sharp or disposable cup in Victoria’s public hospitals and health services just got easier.
After strong advocacy from ANMF (Vic Branch) on the Department of Health and Human Services Project Working Group delivering on the Waste Education in Healthcare project, DHHS has produced new colour recycling posters which are visual and healthcare area-specific.
The posters, which can be downloaded from the DHHS website, provide pictures of items and cover:
- general commingled recycling
- commingled recycling and landfill in dialysis units and theatre
- clinical waste
- what sharps and pharmaceutical materials can be recycled
- what has to go to landfill
- what paper and cardboard can be recycled and what is confidential
- what PVC can be recycled
- what are single use instruments and what instruments can be recycled
- what is e-waste
- recyclable kimguard and chuck towels.
Download the posters to display in your area from bit.ly/healthrecycling