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Materials

Choose materials and products that contribute
to human and environmental health while avoiding
waste and unnecessary chemicals.

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Health Authority

In order to provide the best care possible, health care sometimes requires the use and generation of hazardous waste and garbage.

However, within construction, support services and delivery of care, we can choose materials that have a reduced negative impact on the environment, and look for ways to reduce and avoid excess and unnecessary material use and waste.

Goals and impact

  • Divert waste to recycling and composting streams.
  • Decrease overall waste generation.
  • Promote safe materials and a circular economy.
    • The materials we use should be safe for people and the planet.
    • As many materials as possible should remain useful for as long as possible, through design for reuse, repair, reprocessing and, at end of life, recycling.
    • Unnecessary material waste should be prevented by using leverage from procurement and environmentally preferable purchasing processes.

  • Increase waste-diversion rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    50%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Decrease waste-intensity rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    15.0

    2020

    12.0

    2030

  • Increase waste-diversion rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    50%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Decrease waste-intensity rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    12.0

    2020

    10.0

    2030

  • Increase waste-diversion rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    50%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Decrease waste-intensity rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    5.0

    2020

    4.0

    2030

  • Increase waste-diversion rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    50%

    2020

    50%

    2030

  • Decrease waste-intensity rates at existing acute and long-term care sites.

    10.0

    2020

    8.0

    2030

  • Facilitation and support

    Marianne Dawson

    Sustainability Consultant

    Small Changes Make Big Impacts for Greener Healthcare

    A busy frontline care team spotted a chance to reduce plastic waste and took action. Working with PHSA Supply Chain and the GreenCare Energy and Environmental Sustainability Team, they managed to spark province-wide green changes.