NEW MEDICAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
New Medical is committed to the environment and every effort is made to reduce our environmental impact.
We reuse all our cardboard products as we have purchased a machine that turns cardboard into packaging and our paper wastage is shredded for composting. We have installed a 8.5 k/W Solar PV system with a 10.2 Kw battery backup on the roof of our office which supplies all of our energy needs.
We seek to reduce our transport burden by utilising energy efficient vehicles one of these being a new fully electric Renault Zoe, the first of this model in Qld. We purchased the car in June 2018 and it has proven to be a great change! We have installed extra reflective coatings on our office windows, we limit the use of our air conditioning system and continue to utilise energy efficient computers.
New Medical use sustainably produced or recycled products here in the office and prefer to purchase these items from a local office supply business. We have been inspired by one of our manufacturers, who for many years have not only used recycled cardboard boxes but these are sealed with paper based packing tape. We are using a paper based packing tape with natural glue that is biodegradable and features plant based inks and have persuaded our manufacturers to limit or stop using plastic in their shipments to us. Further more, we previously received spare parts individually packed in thick plastic packets, with the overall cardboard box wrapped in PVC clingfilm, we have forced change resulting in the outer boxes not being wrapped in plastic and the spare parts being wrapped not as individuals but as totals, drastically cutting down the amount of plastic used. We then transfer to the recycled Jiffy bags to then send to our customers. We have also been using a recycled concertina roll packing product by Geami for two years, wrapping products in it and using an elastic band to secure before sending to our customers. Less plastic, more recycling, quality products and savings for both public and private hospitals. New Medical will always seek suppliers and manufacturers with the best environmental practices.