Mt Wilga contributes to a healthier planet through environmental initiative
Mar 12, 2021
Mt Wilga Private Hospital is helping Ramsay Health Care to achieve its sustainability goals - by preventing 60,000 styrofoam cups from ending up in landfill in the past six months.
In October 2020, the team at Mt Wilga Private decided to introduce 300 ceramic cups for the hospital’s server - to reduce the need for single-use cups which can’t be recycled.
Mt Wilga’s Support Services Manager, Nicolas Dakin, said the simple switch would make a big impact to the hospital’s environmental footprint.
“Our stores team was ordering between 8,000 - 10,000 styrofoam cups every month so by switching to ceramic, we’ll be saving up to 120,000 cups from ending up in landfill every year,” Mr Dakin said.
In December, Ramsay Health Care revealed its new global sustainability strategy, which outlines the company’s approach to being a sustainable and responsible business.
In pledging to create a healthier planet, Ramsay Australia is focused on a range of environmental targets, including removing single-use plastic items wherever possible, increasing recycling and reducing waste.