The carbon footprint of pathology testing

Scott McAlister, Alexandra L Barratt and Forbes McGain
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50839
Published online: 16 November 2020

In reply: We thank Yen, Badrick and Dray et al for their comments on our research. There are a number of points that we would like to elaborate on. We apologise if we gave the impression that pathology organisations are environmentally unaware. Inherent in our statement that there are limited opportunities for reuse and recycling was recognition that pathology organisations are already implementing procedures to reduce environmental waste.1

  • Scott McAlister1
  • Alexandra L Barratt2
  • Forbes McGain3,4

  • 1 Centre for Integrated Critical Care, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Western Health, Melbourne, VIC
  • 4 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

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