Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

Medline Industries - Case Study


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Project Results and Impacts:

  • Benchmark product carbon footprint
  • Identification of the most energy consuming sources of the lifecycle of the product
  • Increased awareness on climate change to its stakeholders

CSE Solution 'Life Cycle Analysis'

CSE conducted the calculations and verification for the Carbon Footprint study. For the calculations of the Carbon Footprint, CSE performed the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Medline’s polypropylene plastic, which included: production and transportation of the raw materials, transportation of the final product, energy consumption, packaging, waste management, and all general procedures that were needed to create the product.

About Medline Industries...

Medline was founded in 1966, but its roots date back 100 years when A.L. Mills started the Northwestern Garment Factory. Medline provides products and services to the entire continuum of care, including hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, commercial laundries, home care dealers, home care agencies, physician offices, and other alternate care sites.

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