The Healthcare Paradox

Over de thesis van Justine Hanssens

Healthcare waste contributes to the global climate footprint with 3%, which implies that the healthcare sector would – if it were a country - be the fifth-largest emitter on the planet. Therefore, the main goal of hospitals, to provide health services, is overshadowed by the negative implications for the environment. Subsequently, human health is infected by these massive amounts of medical waste. Which role does Flanders play in this worldwide problem? And even more importantly, what can we do about it?