Ramsay Health Care has reached an impressive recycling milestone - saving the weight-equivalent of two hippopotamuses or four giraffes worth of e-waste from ending up in landfill.
In the 2021 financial year, 7.8 tonnes of e-waste was recycled, including items such as PCs, monitors, printers, power supplies and network equipment.
Ramsay IT Project Manager Frank Lin said it was a fantastic achievement by the national IT team.
“As part of Ramsay’s ongoing commitment to ‘caring for our planet’ the IT team has made wonderful progress in stopping our e-waste ending up in landfill or incineration, thanks to our partnerships with Sims Lifecycle Services and Hewlett Packard,” Mr Lin said.
“Last financial year, IT recycled 4.8 tonnes of e-waste, while Ramsay sites across the country helped recycle an additional 3 tonnes of used printer toner cartridges. To put that into perspective, it’s about the same weight as two hippos or four giraffes - which is an extraordinary effort,” Mr Lin said.
As part of Ramsay’s e-waste recycling program, IT equipment that can’t be reused is sent to Sims for secure recycling. Hazardous material is removed and then the items are shredded, sorted into various commodity streams and recycled.