Zero waste: Pathways to circular economies
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EST · 1 hr. 15 min.
Hear how three health care organizations are pursuing zero waste and supporting circular economies through governance, innovative partnerships, and employee engagement. Explore how to incorporate zero waste as a formal SMART goal in your organization’s strategic plan. Learn how to engage employees to be advocates of zero waste both at home and in the workplace. Discover how third-party partnerships promote circular economies while alleviating compliance burdens.
Hear about the experiences of three health care organizations pursuing zero waste and supporting circular economies through governance, innovative partnerships, and employee engagement. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center approached a formal zero waste goal by engaging 25 departmental leaders to develop a strategic plan by 2030. Allina Health looks downstream with business-to-business opportunities to support circular economies through a partnership with the Rheaply asset exchange platform. The University of Vermont Medical Center partnered with the CEO of Partners for World Health to give medical equipment a second life while overcoming liability and regulatory concerns.
Avery Palardy, Sustainability Program Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Elizabeth McLellan, CEO and Founder, Partners For World Health
Dr. Suzanne Savanick Hansen, Sustainability Manager, Allina Health
Monique Citro, Periop Communications Specialist, University of Vermont Medical Center