Inside the toxin-free hospital of the future

Posted June 1, 2016 by Bev

Hundreds of changemakers from hospitals, health systems and medical products and supplier companies gathered in Dallas to learn and compare notes at the 13th CleanMed Conference in May, 2016. CleanMed is the nation’s largest conference focusing on sustainability in healthcare. Every … Continue reading

EPA Seeks Input on Drug Flushing Ban

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All health care facilities would be banned from flushing drugs among other changes in a proposed rule. Stop flushing pills down the toilet! That’s the message behind a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency that would ban health care … Continue reading

The Toxic Footprint of Our Hospitals

Posted November 25, 2015 by Bev

In the daily rush to save lives, hospitals produce a surprising amount of toxic waste. Here is one environmental advocate’s quest to detox the healthcare sector. http://ideas.ted.com/the-toxic-footprint-of-our-hospitals/

Are Changes in Store for Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal?

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Alameda County, California recently adopted a groundbreaking approach to  pharmaceutical waste management that has the potential to impact Colorado and other states throughout the country. The California County ordinance mandates Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) that makes the proper disposal of … Continue reading