The wearing of the green

June 2009
Marketing Health Services;Summer2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p3
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the importance of implementing environmentally-friendly disposal system and energy-efficient programs on hospitals in 2009 in the U.S. It states that as the medical industry in the country produces millions of tons of waste annually, it prompted hospitals to look for alternative ways to minimize its impact on the environment. It cites that two alternative method is to use steam sterilization of medical waste and a system that shuts down idle computers at night.


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