Hospital Is First Nationwide to Sign Agreement with EPA
“The MOU formalizes the hospital’s continued commitment to be an environmentally conscious healthcare institution,” said Strongwater. “Our relationship with the EPA is a true indication of our commitment to continually improve out programs by reducing waste, minimizing the use of hazardous materials and preventing pollution of our valuable resources.”
In order to work with the EPA to achieve sustainable development as a healthcare institution, SBUH has agreed to numerous commitments as stated within the MOU. Examples include recycling paper cardboard, bottles, and cans; recycling computers and electronics, including toner and inkjet cartridges; reprocess oxisensors, blades, burrs, bits, guide wires, and catheters, as well as investigate additional reprocessing opportunities; and reducing or eliminating mercury and DEHP/PVC containing products.
SBUH will also adopt or enhance strategies promoted by various EPA voluntary programs, including ENERGY STAR, WasteWise, WaterSense, GreenScapes, and Recycle Mania.