Reducing Waste to Landfill via Recycling Curtains
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Health category
Recognising that bed curtains being used in the facility were marketed as recyclable, Bendigo Health took considered steps toward ensuring just that.
Needing to be replaced every 12 months for quality purposes, Bendigo Health sought out a suitable recycler who would accept the polypropylene curtains, once in baled form, to ensure no physical contact or handling needed to take place.
The facility has successfully diverted approximately one tonne of curtains from landfill and fosters a community sense of patient and employee pride through having posters displaying their initiative throughout the facility.