supporting eco-minded healthcare facilities
Take a Bite Out of Healthcare Waste
Healthcare facilities can provide another step in preventing the cycle of overuse and misuse that threatens our nation's resources. Healthcare has always been on the cutting edge of prevention and Greentooth Resources hopes to help healthcare professionals set the standard in environmental health by providing them with the latest information on what is really "Green." Just as we have advocated preventative dental and medical care, so can we advocate such things as recycling to prevent poor environmental health.
Become More Green
Where to begin is often the problem. Tackling the conversion to a greener facility can seem overwhelming when confronted with the amount of information available to you...
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Our strategy at Greentooth is to involve healthcare facilities, manufacturers, vendors, government, media and patients in a collaborative effort to easily become more sustainable environmentally.
Green Healthcare News
Medical recycling safer and more economical
With the recycling trend slowly making its way into metropolises, people are starting to gain awareness of recycling, making every effort to recycle everything they can. In the field of medicine, all things disposable are the gold standard, as they cut down on cross-contamination, despite increasing waste.
However, the Hopkins Medical Institute has been proposing the possibility of reusing and recycling in the world's premier health care center.
"Nobody really thinks of good hospitals as massive waste producers, but they are," said Martin Makary, lead researcher, surgeon and associate professor of public health at the School of Medicine. In fact, medical centers are the second-largest waste producers in the U.S., only surpassed by the food industry...
We believe as healthcare professionals that we are responsible not only for our patients well-being but also for the well-being of our environment. Creating a positive impact within our profession and helping others to do so is our goal.
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