Reducing the waste stream in hospitals.

Reducing Food Waste

Food waste clogs landfills and contributes to climate change. What is the solution? The amount of food that’s thrown away each year contributes to several environmental and social problems. The… Read More

Waste Not

Lessons from one of the country’s greenest hospitals on how to make sustainability part of the culture.
Posted in Topics, Waste

Pharmaceutical Waste

A look at reducing your hospital’s impact on contaminating our waters.
Posted in Topics, Waste

Resource Recycling Systems

Nicole Chardoul, P.E., Principal, Director of Project Operations, discusses waste challenges and solutions for the health care sector. For over 25 years, Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) has worked to motivate… Read More
Posted in Business, In Focus, Waste

Taking the Hazard Out of Waste

SteriMed Medical Waste Solutions, Inc. "Technologies available today for the on-site treatment of medical waste include chemical treatment systems, low-temperature steam disinfection systems, and microwave disinfection systems, " says CEO… Read More

Sustainable Cardiac Services

A look at Australia’s waste reduction efforts from the catheterization laboratory to the operating room and beyond Economic and environmental sustainability are essential to maintaining high-quality health care. Numerous medical… Read More

Take the Challenge

What is your health care facility committing to? In partnership with the Center for Health Design and eleven sponsoring health care systems, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth provide… Read More

From Blue to Green

This year’s Environmental Excellence Awards winners look at ways to rethink the use of blue sterile wrap—here’s a sampling of solutions.

LEEDing the Way

Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital’s new Lunder Building, designed by NBBJ, achieves a LEED NC Gold rating while offering the latest technologies in patient care.
Posted in Design/Build, Waste