Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) has a Waste and Environmental Committee (WEC) that meets bimonthly to discuss initiatives relating to the management of waste at the hospital.
The WEC includes key staff members, plus representatives from SUEZ (our waste disposal contractor).
The WEC investigates and reviews many ways to reduce the amount of waste produced at JHC, including:
- Recycling cardboard, operating plastic, general plastics, tins, glass and metal
- Recycling batteries and used printer/toner cartridges
- Recycling used fluorescent light globes and tubes
- Systematically replacing fluorescent lights with LED.
Other waste related strategies and initiatives include:
- Waste avoidance, reduction, re-use/recycling and cost effectiveness procedures
- Regular waste audits, waste record keeping and waste generation and segregation procedures
- Waste handling training for employees including spills management and emergency procedures, containment, sharps containers and waste tracking
- Provision of information, education and training and safe work practices
- Risk management strategies (e.g. manual handling, infection control, PPE, incident management and vaccination program)
- Waste management plan review procedures.