EVENT | Day 2 of the Saving Lives Sustainably Asia Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing & Procurement in the Health Sector

June 14, 2018---- The second day of the Saving Lives Sustainably Asia Forum was even more packed and engaging with topics ranging from biodegradable plastics, Polypropelyn Bloodbags and Sustainable ways of managing waste especially plastics in healthcare. 

The day-long forum on plastic pollution and solutions, was kicked-off by moderator Hakan Bjorkman of the UNDP Global Fund Partnership and plenary speakers coming from the Break Free From Plastic Movement Global Coordinator, Von Hernandez, India's Ministry of Railway, Sanjay Kumar, Denmark's EcoFITT, Ingo Walterscheid and Rulita Wijayaningdyah of the Forest Stewardship Council Indonesia.

The circular economy and Cradle-to-Cradle approach on procurement was tackled as opening. 


This session was followed by an exciting plenary discussion on Re-thinking waste in Healthcare towards a Circular Economy led by our very own, Ruth Stringer. 


Succeedingly, a series of breakout sessions followed with topics tackling Sustainable Integration of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from developing countries in the Global Recycling of Secondary Resources, Healthcare Waste Management under national and international Commitments, Creation of long-term business value through the SDGs, Re-thinking plastics in healthcare where the PP bloodbags were presented by NHS, Mercury Free Healthcare and so much more. 


The second day was then concluded with a Conversation Hour with various organizations, experts and leaders on sustainable management of plastics in healthcare.


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