Dr Forbes McGain and his sustainability colleague Catherine O’Shea explain some of the challenges surrounding the recyclability of medical waste in Australia.
4 October 2016
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC
Initiated by the Vinyl Council of Australia, the PVC Recycling in Hospitals program is a world-leading partnership program recovering this valuable material for local reprocessing into new products, preventing it from being lost to landfill.
This forum, being run within Waste Expo 2016, will:
– share information so healthcare facilities can easily participate
– provide an update on the program in Australia and New Zealand
– address measures to take PVC Recycling in Hospitals to the next level
– ensure it becomes an efficient, effective, successful and integrated recycling program.
The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) recently launched its new recycling strategy with the aim of boosting PVC sustainability across the country.
Monash University, Caulfield East, VIC
Vinyl Council Australia (VCA) with Monash University are inviting those from the waste and recycling industry to participate in a unique workshop looking at creating viable new products from PVC banners.
More than 6,000 tonnes of advertising banners, truck tarpaulins and other coated fabrics go to landfill each year in Australia alone.
Participants can work alongside industry leaders, industrial designers, product manufacturers, granulators, recyclers, UNSW chemical engineers and Monash University designers in the Master Design and Remake Lab to create new products for Australian and international markets.
More details here: VCA Workshop invite_201607