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From Guest Blogger Brooke Chaplan: Are Hospital Green Initiatives Really Saving Money?

Sustainability is known as the ability to continue something indefinitely and is a widespread theory that many industries are taking to protect and support our fragile environment. 624 more words

Efficiency

Settlement reached over medical waste spilled from Waimanalo Gulch

Four years after heavy rains caused medical waste from Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill to spill into the ocean, a settlement has been reached.

Under the agreement, the government agreed to dismiss all felonies after Waste Management of Hawaii accepted two misdemeanor negligence charges under the Clean Water Act. 116 more words

News

Island Medical Waste

In todays news is an article describing new procedures for disposal of medical waste. Aha, this is exactly what I need to know –  ever since a relative’s visit a few months ago I have had a jar of “sharps” on the kitchen windowsill, between the hand soap and flowers like an ornament or strange experiment.   378 more words

Life In Bermuda

Medical Waste Found in Arkansas River in Eastern Oklahoma

From ABC News, Mar 2015

PAWNEE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says medical waste including used vials and syringes has been found in the… 111 more words

Environmental

Dad discovers containers filled with syringes, blood in Arkansas River

TORONTO – An Oklahoma man out for a boat ride on the weekend made a rather gruesome discovery: several biohazard containers filled with used syringes and vials of blood, floating along the Arkansas River. 166 more words

World

More is needed to tackle Lebanon’s medical waste problem

As Lebanon struggles to find solutions to its municipal waste problems, other waste-related issues are coming to the surface, from improper dumping of industrial waste leading to major… 666 more words

Lebanon

Medication Take-Back

Year: 2014

Grant Amount: $15,000

The improper disposal of unused medications is a tremendous threat to the environment and public health. Through provision of a community-based medication take-back program, environmental and health hazards can be avoided. 21 more words

2014-15 Projects