On page 7 of our government’s 2015 Climate leadership plan, it was noted that commercial transport accounts for 23.9 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
This would obviously include the GHG emissions from the transport of hospital laundry between Nelson and Kelowna. It is one of the real costs that our current model of gross domestic product does not recognize. The fuel cost yes, the GHG emissions no.
If our government is serious about getting our now-increasing GHG emissions on the right track toward reduction, having laundry services supplied locally would seem to be an easy positive step in the overall goal of GHG reduction.
Ron Robinson, Nelson