Hospitals in two Australian states have recycled 15 tonnes of PVC waste, turning it into industrial hoses and non-slip floor mats.
The hospitals are part of a recycling programme, PVC Recovery in Hospitals, sponsored by the Vinyl Council of Australia in conjunction with manufacturers.
Plastics apparently make up about one third of hospital waste, and PVC makes up 25% of that.
It is hoped that the programme will expand rapidly now, with education packets prepared for the hospitals.
Via Adam Johnson