Vinyl Council of Australia Forum


Over 115 Australian & NZ hospitals are leading the world by recycling their PVC.  They are saving money and minimising environmental impact. How do we embed this in hospitals and training?

Every year 50 million PVC IV bags are consumed in Australia. These, along with face masks and oxygen tubes, can be recycled into quality garden hose and playground mats.
By attending this Forum you can learn how to integrate this best practice across your teams for theatre, ICU, renal, day surgery and recovery. 

Wed 11 October, 2017   8.15 am – 12 noon
Registration 8.15 am for 8.45 am start

Hospitality Suite, Melbourne Exhibition Centre in conjunction with Waste Expo Australia and All Energy Expo Initiated by Western Health and the Vinyl Council of Australia, the PVC Recycling in Hospitals program is a world-leading program recovering valuable material for local reprocessing into quality new products. It improves hospital performance and staff well-being.

This Forum will share information so healthcare facilities can easily participate and grow their recycling rates, improve training and performance, lower waste costs, address concerns re clinical care and remove barriers.

Especially Relevant For:
- Facility Services, Clinical Educators, Hospital managers
- Anaesthetists, Nurses and Sustainability champions
- Nurse training institutions
- Government managers of waste and recycling

Key Themes
- Getting started and the business case
- Growing recycling rates and lowering waste cost
- Government & management endorsing recycling
- Roles of Hospital Services & Clinical Educators
- Integrating recycling into hospital induction & training

- Dept Health & Human Services, Manager Sustainability, Tiernan Humphrys
- Western Health, Acting CEO Russell Harrison (TBC)
- Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, Enviro Health, Roslyn Morgan
- Ballarat Health, Dep Dir Anaesthesia, Sanjay Sharma
- Northern Health, Support Services, Sandra Molinaro
- Epworth Hospital, RN, Rebecca Pascoe
- Vinyl Council of Australia
- Welvic Australia
- Baxter Fluid Systems

Attendance Fees (excl GST)
VCA Member………………$55.00 + GST (inc GST $60.50)
Non Member………….……$75.00 + GST (inc GST $82.50)
Additional Delegates……...$45.00 + GST (inc GST $49.50)  

You are welcome to visit the free Waste Expo Australia and the All Energy Expo at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Entry to the Forum is via the Waste Expo entrance in the Expo Hall.

We recommend you avoid entry queues and delay by registering online today at Waste Expo Australia.

Registering for the Forum
To attend this special Forum, please go to and type ‘PVC recycling’ to find the event, or
To receive a Tax Invoice to process payment to attend, please contact Carol Hassan at the Vinyl Council on 03 9510 1711,
Cancellation Policy No refunds within 7 days of the Forum (after Wed 4 Oct)

Further enquiries: Carol Hassan 03 9510 1711, or Helen Millicer 03 9510 1717  ABN 85 083 012 533

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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