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Hospital Sustainability, Part 4

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Green Medical Center (our fictitious hospital which is based on a Philadelphia-area hospital), through its Green Team, Purchasing Department and employees are encouraged by hospital administration to purchase the safest, least toxic and most environmentally friendly products … Continue reading

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Hospital Sustainability, Part 1

This post is the first in a several part series that will focus on sustainability (green) efforts at a large hospital in the Philadelphia area, which we’ll call Green Medical Center.   In this series, I’ll discuss the economic, environmental, health … Continue reading

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Healthcare Environmental Issues and Opportunities

The healthcare industry affects the lives of virtually everyone in the United States.  According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), healthcare expenditures will account for approximately 17% of the Gross Domestic Product this year.  Many activities in … Continue reading

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Waste Reduction for Facilities Ops Employees

By Trish Carney The Department of Energy, in a 2003 survey of commercial building energy consumption, had this to say, “The health care industry has a critical role to play in climate change mitigation.  Energy usage is medical facilities is … Continue reading

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Mid-Atlantic Electronics Recycling (e-Cycling)

The U.S. EPA Region 3 eCycling Team is helping to recycle and reuse increasing amounts of end-of-life electronics. And, they are making sure that more and more households and businesses use environmentally-sound practices to get rid of their old electronics. … Continue reading

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State Specific News – February 2008

Get bored looking through all those news updates from your state? We’ve done it for you! Below are what we felt were the significant regulatory updates for the past month. New Jersey: Regulations of perchloroethylene at dry cleaning facilities: Proposal … Continue reading

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Colleges & Universities Environmental Issues

When you think of a place with significant environmental issues, a university with its gorgeous tree-lined walkways is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, colleges and universities deal with numerous environmental issues similar to those in industry. … Continue reading

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Choose Proper Recycling for Your Computers

By Teresa Mendez-Quigley from Women’s Health & Environmental Network (WHEN) The top US manufacturers of computers have recently made announcements about their taking responsibility for the end-of-life of their products. Given the numerous components it takes to make a computer, … Continue reading

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EPA Refrigeration Recycling Regulations Section 608 of the CAA, regulations (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F)

Some refrigerants have been proven to deplete our stratospheric ozone layer and are regulated under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. The regulated refrigerants include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and their blends. These materials are found in common … Continue reading

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