Alfred Health War on Waste
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Health category
When monthly waste contractor reports and waste audits showed poor results, Alfred Health implemented a War on Waste (WoW) strategy to improve their sustainability credentials and minimise waste.
With goals to avoid and reduce waste, improve segregation and reduce contamination, Alfred Health rolled out waste signage systems, stringent bin colour coding labels and carefully considered bin layout.
Also encompassing staff education, the implementation of the WoW strategy saw recycling rates improve by 50%, reduced clinical waste and resulted in broader staff engagement with environmental sustainability.