Medical Recycling Safer and More Economical
By Katherine Tan
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...