The partnership welcomes St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Humber River hospital in Toronto as the leads for the pilot. Collection begins September 15th, 2020, through to March 31st, 2021. Additional hospitals are expected to join the program this year. “Life saving devices are made from PVC. Our industry has been recycling since the1980’s, and we are excited to add hospitals to our growing list of recyclers in Canada“ said Vinyl Institute of Canada’s President & CEO, Aiñe Curran.
“As healthcare providers, it is our duty to mitigate environmental impacts of health care provision” said St. Joseph’s Anesthesiologist Dr. Ali Abbass who has been recycling PVC devices for several years. Norwich Plastics, a leader in PVC recycling, will oversee the logistics of the collected materials and their conversion into new products — such as hoses, tubing, automotive supplies, and sound-dampening products as a few examples.