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5 Ways Green Surgical Teams Save Hospitals Money
Health Leaders Media

It’s no secret that healthcare facilities produce huge amounts of trash, specifically 6,600 tons per day, much of which ends up in landfills or in expensive incineration or autoclaving processes. About 70% of that comes from operating rooms and obstetric procedures.

But a study in the latest issue of Archives of Surgery by researchers at the University of Maryland’s Bloomberg School of Public Health says that with a little thought and planning, hospitals can realize billions in savings.