In February 2019, the GreenCare team asked Lower Mainland Health Organizations for used vinyl banners for a special upcycle campaign.
The aim of this campaign was to collect any vinyl banners that were outdated, damaged or simply not used anymore, bring them to an organization that uses them as raw material, and upcycle the banners into a new item that the GreenCare team can use as giveaways and gifts at GreenCare and Green+Leader engagement events.
Upcycling minimizes the volume of materials sent to landfills each year (in this case, your banner!) and reduces the need for producing new materials. This means less air pollution, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, making for a healthier, happier planet!
After putting a call out to the Lower Mainland Health Organizations, we received an overwhelming number of responses and collected over 50 individual banners from a range of departments in health care. As a result, we have created unique, waterproof, and reusable bags that we are delighted to share with you!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kindly donated their banners and gave up their time to support the GreenCare team with this campaign. By coming together, we have diverted waste from ending up in landfills and instead have created a new product that can be reused for years to come. Keep an eye out for GreenCare events to find out how you can win one of these new bags!
Interested in learning more about GreenCare and the work we do to advance environmental sustainability in health care? Visit the GreenCare website.