Eliminating Plastic at West Park

Water Bottle in ocean reduce plastic

Did you know less than 11% of plastic in Canada is recycled.

Approximately 90% of all plastic used in Canada finds its way to landfills, green spaces, communities and water posing threat to the environment. 

West Park's Environmental Committee is reviewing all plastic waste being generated in the hospital and creating a plan of action to reduce, reuse and recycle anywhere possible! Stay tuned for more updates on exciting environmental projects taking place!

Helping to Eliminate Plastic!

West Park Healthcare Centre employees, physicians and volunteers are helping eliminate single-use plastics by committing to the use a reusable water bottle.

On July 25, 2019 all were encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to the Environmental Committee display outside the Centre's cafeteria to fill their reusable water bottle with free refreshments. As well, Cool Straw was on location selling reusable stainless steel cups, water bottles and other eco-products to help eliminate single-use plastics.


Canada’s Plastic ProblemEnvironmental Defence Canada 2019

5 Ways Plastic Pollutions is Different in the Great Lakes, Alliance for the Great Lakes 2019