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Reducing SUP in health – Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)

Resource - Reducing Single-use Plastics in Healthcare

Another good resources from from our friends at CAHA (Climate and Health Alliance) – a resource for healthcare workers on how to reduce single use plastics in healthcare! They have also summarised into a one page fact sheet. CAHA! They’re doing the work for so many of us. We just need to apply these recommendations.


Let’s reduce single use plastics in healthcare!

Not sure where to start?

These reports are a good place:

  • Measuring and Reducing Plastics in the Healthcare Sector from Health Care Without Harm Europe provides an overview of the issue (including the impact of plastic on health and the environment, the scale of the problem, problematic chemicals in healthcare plastics), a toolkit for reducing unnecessary plastics in healthcare, and some best practice examples of successful plastic reduction initiatives in healthcare.
  • Mobilising Health Care to Prevent Plastic Pollution: A Plastics Toolkit for Hospitals from Health Care Without Harm South East Asia outlines healthcare’s role in addressing plastic pollution, provides information about the different types of plastics used in healthcare, outlines how to conduct a plastics audit, gives guidance on how to reduce plastics, outlines actions for government and industry, and case studies of health institutions reducing plastic use.

Reducing SUP in health - one pager fact sheet


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Magdalena Simonis
Chair, Climate Health Action Group (CHAG)


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