Chemicals & Plastics

Tackling chemicals & plastics by region


The health care sector needs to move away from the unnecessary use of plastics and toxic chemicals and become a torchbearer for sustainable supply chains. Its scale and huge purchasing power mean it's ideally placed to push for reusable, non-toxic solutions that save natural resources, reduce waste and are better for patents, budgets, and the planet.

Commit to tackling the issues surrounding plastics and chemicals in Europe and learn more about how they impact the environment and health.

Learn more about the issues facing the European community, what we are doing to address them, and how you can help create a safer future.

Learn about our work in Europe

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Toxic chemicals within the health care sector harm our health and the environment, though there's so much that can be done at a global level to mitigate exposure. Learn more about the impact of chemicals and plastics within health care worldwide, and how you can help tackle its impact on our climate and the health of the global community.

Discover why tackling harmful chemicals and plastics in the health sector matters at a global level, to protect the environment and the world’s health. 

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Latin America

Help create a safer future for your patients, the environment, and your community. Our regional team in Latin America is on a mission to help educate the medical industry on better alternatives to harmful chemicals used in health care. See how you can make a difference and get involved in the change.

Learn why exposure to hazardous chemicals and plastics is a pressing issue in health care and how it can affect you and the people you serve.

Learn about our work in Latin America

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Southeast Asia

Take part in the transformative change happening in Southeast Asia. Health Care Without Harm is committed to eliminating harmful chemicals and plastics used in health care systems. Get resources to help improve your practices, learn about programs to help, and see how you could get involved.

Become vested in preventing the continued use of hazardous substances and products in health care and learn more about their impact on human health and the safety of communities.

Learn about our work in Southeast Asia

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U.S. & Canada

Be a part of groundbreaking change in the U.S. and Canada. Health care professionals, systems, and institutions are actively partnering with manufacturers and suppliers to provide solutions to reduce the use of harmful chemicals and plastics. Learn more about initiatives, resources, and how to ignite change. Learn more about chemicals and plastics within the health care sector and opportunities to reduce harmful exposure.

Learn about our work in the U.S. & Canada

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Explore how we work with the health care sector to reduce its emissions and build climate-smart, resilient hospitals and communities.

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Utilize groundbreaking sustainable procurement guidance and tools to improve practices and policy while harnessing health care’s purchasing power to move the market.

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Learn how we are working with hospitals and communities to implement successful strategies to reduce health care climate impact and support the growth of resilient foods systems.

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Uncover strategies to minimize health care waste from hazardous medical waste to food waste with our innovative management, recycling, and disposal guidance.

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Discover how our network is tackling the way we produce, use, and dispose of medicines and antibiotics, and advocating for judicious use and the development of safer, non-toxic drugs.

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Achieve sustainable health care operations by reducing energy consumption and moving to clean, renewable options.

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