Recycling at home is simple, or at least that’s what our kids tell us. In healthcare we aim to follow the same steps as at home, but as quality of patient care is our priority, we don’t always have time.
The Lower Mainland Recycling Renewal project is the first of its kind for BC health authorities. Previous recycling efforts at most of our hospitals have been uncoordinated and largely lacked appropriate support.
All new Lower Mainland health authority buildings are designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard as per the BC government’s Energy Efficient Buildings Strategy.
The recycling team aims to implement the recycling renewal program at 7 acute care sites per year, until all acute care sites across the Lower Mainland Health Authorities have the Recycling Renewal program.
As part of GreenCare’s Recycle Renewal program, 700 recycling bins have been added to five sites. With recycling bins for beverage containers; rigid plastic & tin; soft plastic and mixed paper, we can now recycle more of our waste.