The Australian Net Zero and Circular Economy Conference will feature nearly thirty events for academics, startups, government, and industry. Browse and register for any of the sessions below:
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Circular Economy in Healthcare – Online Event
November 22, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Healthcare waste is often overlooked but exponentially increasing. Healthcare worldwide contributes around 4.4% of the global net carbon emissions. Healthcare in Australia contributes 7% of the national CO2 emissions. Of this 45% is contributed to by Public and Private Hospitals. Healthcare is adopting life cycle approaches to waste management and patient care.
A/Prof Kerstin Wyssusek, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane – Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) – a treasure to be recovered?
Rebecca Evered, NSW/ACT Sustainability Manager Cleanaway, Sydney – Increasing the Circularity of Hospital Plastics
Dr Jess Davies, Anaesthetist The Austin Hospital, Melbourne – Pharmaceutical waste – can it ever be a part of a circular economy?
Session chair: A/Prof Kerstin Wyssusek