Regulated medical device reprocessing is an important tool in improving environmental and public health outcomes, according to a new analysis published in Health Affairs. The paper indicates that health care systems generate significant amounts of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, the…
As Australia seeks to reduce emissions, and as international tensions highlight the country’s reliance on volatile trade relationships, experts say the mining sector has a pivotal role to play in securing a self-sufficient, greener nation. Australia holds the third largest amount of vanadium in the world, yet doesn’t produce any. International tensions, a focus of renewable energy, and overpopulation are factors driving up demand. Australia has an “enormous” opportunity to supply the world with the “new-economy mineral”. It is vanadium mining that has got industry experts excited.
Are there ways a company or even an individual can get more active with sustainability programs in their communities? What are the business opportunities or benefits of committing to sustainability actions? Can driving climate action initiatives be good business? Excerpted follow-up questions from the OAAA Lunch Break Series with Sarah Finnie Robinson, ISE Senior Fellow and Founder and Director of The 51 Percent Project at ISE.
Heather McWhorter empowers people to create environmental change by writing about sustainable startups.