Waterlogic presents Oceansaver Accolade to Ramsay Health Care – Hollywood Private Hospital
The Waterlogic Group, one of Australia’s largest suppliers of drinking water systems has recently launched The Oceansaver Accolade program, recognising organisations that have made a significant contribution and commitment to the reduction of ‘single-use plastics’ that are not only impacting climate change but are dangerously polluting the world’s oceans.
The Waterlogic Group supports Ramsay Health Care at their Hollywood Private Hospital site amongst other locations nationally, with a site total of 81 fit for purpose dispensers, providing the best tasting water from dispensers built with sustainability inside.
Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of Waterlogic’s operational mindset, which has resulted in the introduction of this program. Waterlogic were the first company to introduce point-of-use water dispensing systems that connect directly to existing water supplies, thereby reducing the need for environmentally unfriendly single-use plastic bottles.
Ramsay Health Care have been recognised for their commitment to removing single-use plastics throughout their organisation.
Hollywood Private Hospital is part of Ramsay Health Care, one of Australia’s biggest private hospital providers which operates 72 private hospitals and day surgery units in Australia. During 2020, Ramsay Health Care undertook a global refresh of its sustainability strategy, which included “Caring for our planet” as a central pillar to forge ahead and improve environmental outcomes in developments – key of which was the removal of single-use plastics.
Ramsay Health Care committed to their war on waste in August of 2019, with the initiative formally launching on World Environment Day in June 2020. In the first two months, Ramsay Australia removed 5.5 million plastic items and achieved a 100% changeover from plastic cutlery, plates, bowls and straws. By the end of 2020, 24 million plastic items will have been saved from landfill which includes 380,000 individual bottles or over 10,000kg of waste, from single use plastic bottles.
Hollywood Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer Peter Mott said the recognition from Waterlogic was a credit to the focus and dedication of all staff.
“We’re thrilled to be recognised for our commitment to reducing single-use plastics at Hollywood Private Hospital. A philosophy of ‘people caring for people’ underpins everything we do at Ramsay Health Care and looking after the environment for future generations is part of that,” Mr Mott said.
Chemicals and toxins from these single-use plastics leech into the ecosystem, causing harm to the health of both human and animal populations. In addition, more than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans each year*, and by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish. †
In the coming years the sea fish we eat will continue to contain microscopic pieces of plastic which is a danger to health. Decomposing bottles also release greenhouse gases which present further serious health risks.
Louis Botha, Regional Manager at Waterlogic Australia said, “I have had the pleasure to work with Ramsay Health Care for a number of years and have always been impressed by their forward-thinking approach and commitment to sustainability. We were very pleased for the opportunity to partner more productively with Ramsay Australia in their goal to eliminate single use plastics from their supply chain. Their commitment to appointing Sustainability Ambassadors and using Waterlogic drinking water solutions across their sites, highlighted to us that there was a clear opportunity to recognise the contribution of Ramsay Health Care to Environmental Sustainability and celebrate this partnership on site.”
For further information about Waterlogic and their POU water dispensers please visit: www.waterlogicaustralia.com.au
† Business Insider, Jan 2017, By 2050, the oceans could have more plastic than fish: https://www.businessinsider.com/plastic-in-ocean-outweighs-fish-evidence-report-2017-1?r=US&IR=T