Willemstad, June 5th, 2021 – The Curaçao Medical Center is working hard for the international accreditation of JCI. Recycling is an important part of this process. As part of the International Day of the Environment, the CMC, together with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), organized information sessions on recycling for the hospital’s cleaning department. During these information sessions, Sabine Berendse of the recycling company Green Phenix gave a presentation to raise awareness among employees about recycling, inform them about the importance of being part of the project and what exactly CMC wants to achieve with this project. Each employee of the cleaning department and volunteers of RMHC act as ambassadors for this project with the intention of disseminating the information and knowledge to the other employees of the hospital to contribute together to the well-being of our economy and that of the CMC.
The best part of this project is that all the plastic collected from CMC is recycled and used to make products that the hospital can use itself. Some examples are, for example, a set of chairs for the children in the children’s department and benches and tables for the ‘healing garden’. A thank you goes out to RMHC who is part of this project and who has helped with the recycling bins provided to us by Coca Cola. This is just the start of a great project that includes the entire CMC family, helping both the environment and the economy. We would like to ask all visitors of the hospital to help us with the project by depositing all the plastic and aluminum cans into the red containers in the Atrium. These containers are especially for recycling materials.