GREEN HEALTHCARE

The Green Healthcare programme is funded by HSE (HBS) Estates through the National Health Sustainability Office.

The National Health Sustainability Office works with Irish hospitals to Conserve Water, Reduce Healthcare Risk Waste, Reduce Food Waste, and Increase Recycling

Irish hospitals spend almost €10 million on water each year

Clean water is an important resource for hospitals, and, until there is a problem, most people don’t think about it too much. However, every litre of water that is paid for may not reach its intended tap, toilet or shower. As water is a costly resource, ensuring that it is carefully monitored and tracked is an important job for every hospital.

START A WATER EFFICIENCY PROGRAMME

50% of food prepared is thrown away!

Food waste can be a significant issue in hospitals and is often difficult to address. Green Healthcare food waste surveys have shown that up to half of all food prepared in Irish hospitals ends up being thrown out. Here we provide guidance on how to learn more about your food waste and what you can do to reduce it.

START REDUCING YOUR FOOD WASTE

At least 1/3 of risk waste is non-contaminated clean material

Dealing with healthcare risk waste correctly is an important task for every hospital. However, healthcare risk waste is the most expensive waste to dispose of so ensuring that only risk waste ends up in these bins is an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed.

START REDUCING YOUR RISK WASTE COSTS

1/3 of all landfilled waste could be recycled.

General waste accounts for almost 60% of all waste generated in Irish hospitals. Through surveys carried out by Green Healthcare it has been established that one third of this waste could be recycled. It is therefore an important area to consider when trying to reduce waste volumes and waste management costs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT WASTE & RECYCLING

Green Healthcare Resources

Green Healthcare has developed a suite of resources for the Irish healthcare sector in relation to resource efficiency and cost savings. These resources include:

Resources

What is not Healthcare Risk Waste Poster

Sector: Recycling
Format: Graphics

2020

What is not Healthcare Risk Waste Poster

Waste Water Poster

Sector: Water
Format: Graphics

2020

Waste Water Poster

HCRW & Recycling Poster

Sector: Recycling
Format: Graphics

2020

HCRW & Recycling Poster

Waste Cost Poster

Sector: Recycling
Format: Graphics

2020

Waste Cost Poster

Healthcare Risk Waste Poster 2

Sector: Risk Waste
Format: Graphics

2020

Healthcare Risk Waste Poster 2

GHC Booklet

Sector: Food
Format: Guide

2020

GHC Booklet

Food Waste in Acute & Community Hospitals Poster

Sector: Food
Format: Graphics

2020

Food Waste in Acute & Community Hospitals Poster

Food Waste Poster - Irish Hospitals

Sector: Food
Format: Graphics

2020

Food Waste Poster - Irish Hospitals