The healthcare sector accounts for 7% of the CO2 footprint of the Netherlands. In response, the Dutch government has called for more environmentally sustainable healthcare. The project ESCH-R addresses this challenge with its mission to accelerate the adoption of circular interventions in hospitals and thereby lower the ecological footprint of healthcare. Our research question is: How can hospitals move away from single use medical consumables to make the transition towards circularity?
Together with societal partners, our interdisciplinary team will develop circular, safe and scalable strategies. In the long-run, the ESCH-R project contributes to a sustainable and resilient health system.