Americans throw away nearly 35 billion plastic bottles every year. That’s a staggering statistic, but it’s not surprising: As a whole, the United States goes through roughly 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. That’s why beverage distribution company Evive Station is trying to keep people and the planet healthy with proper hydration and by eliminating […]
Conscious procurement of products and services that support healthcare sustainability goals, guided by a group of leaders with proven results in their own programs.
According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2009, U.S. healthcare facilities generate an average of 7,000 tons of waste a day—per patient, that’s 26 pounds a day. Healthcare is also responsible for 8 percent of the country’s carbon footprint. While healthcare facilities are expected to improve the overall […]
Third-party reprocessing of single-use medical devices (SUDs) has proven highly effective in reducing medical waste and lowering costs for hospitals. Discover best practices from these reprocessing success stories.