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Climate impact of material consumption in the health care sector - case study Region Scania

Karlsson, Mårten LU and Pigretti Öman, Dolores LU (2005) Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing In Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing p.724-725
Abstract
The healthcare sector is resource intensive and consumes large amount of energy, water, and materials. A study on the release of carbon dioxide from a life cycle perspective of Region Scania's operations has shown that 41 % of the total CO<sub>2</sub> emissions is related to material consumption. A later study showed that one of the products with large climate impact was waste bags and other waste wrapping systems. This paper investigates the potentials for climate impact reduction and monetary savings for different scenarios of waste disposal at Region Scania
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material consumption, climate impact, health care sector, Region Scania, CO<sub>2</sub> emission, waste bags, waste wrapping system, waste disposal, monetary savings
in
Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
pages
724 - 725
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing
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  • wos:000237192500144
  • scopus:33947123098
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1-4244-0081-3
DOI
10.1109/ECODIM.2005.1619335
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English
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87285a71-f386-4974-a43e-f64c4c98ff87 (old id 616363)
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  abstract     = {The healthcare sector is resource intensive and consumes large amount of energy, water, and materials. A study on the release of carbon dioxide from a life cycle perspective of Region Scania's operations has shown that 41 % of the total CO&lt;sub&gt;2&lt;/sub&gt; emissions is related to material consumption. A later study showed that one of the products with large climate impact was waste bags and other waste wrapping systems. This paper investigates the potentials for climate impact reduction and monetary savings for different scenarios of waste disposal at Region Scania},
  author       = {Karlsson, Mårten and Pigretti Öman, Dolores},
  booktitle    = {Fourth International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing},
  isbn         = {1-4244-0081-3},
  keyword      = {material consumption,climate impact,health care sector,Region Scania,CO<sub>2</sub> emission,waste bags,waste wrapping system,waste disposal,monetary savings},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {724--725},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Climate impact of material consumption in the health care sector - case study Region Scania},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECODIM.2005.1619335},
  year         = {2005},
}