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Parker NW, Behringer EC. Anesthesiology. 2009 May;110(5):1195; author reply 1196
McGain F, Kayak E, Story D. The Green Anaesthetist. In Riley R.H. (ed). Australasian Anaesthesia 2009. (pp.67-75). Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Melbourne, 2009. ISSN 1032-2515. Operating suites are a significant contributor to hospital environmental resource consumption and waste production, generating approximately 20% of hospital waste.17 Anaesthetists are a constant presence in operating suites and are well placed to improve the environmental effects of their workplaces. As part of this article we discuss the evidence available on the environmental effects of our professional practices and workplaces. We encourage anaesthetists to consider carefully their current and future practices, instigate changes within their workplaces and feel more equipped to influence industry and policy makers about environmentally sustainable health care.