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Indiana Hospital Partners with Recycler to Handle Medical Waste

The never-ending need of hospitals and supplies also creates a huge waste stream, and now a new partnership is helping an Indiana hospital with recycling.

July 25, 2023

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The never-ending need of hospitals and supplies also creates a huge waste stream, and now a new partnership is helping an Indiana hospital with recycling.

 In Evansville, Ind. a new partnership is forming between Berry Global and Deaconess Midtown Hospital to compile medical waste to be recycled. Deaconess Midtown is collecting uncontaminated items like medical tool packages which will be taken to the advanced recycling facility, Nexus Circular.

To date, 500 pounds of medical plastics have been transported and broken down each week. A solid showing that the partnership is working and keeping waste out of landfills.

“It’s been the coolest thing. I have really gotten to know a lot of the local community organizations through this,” explains Julia Pearl of Healthcare Plastics Recycling. “But even more I think it’s shown that there is a passion for sustainability just outside of, you know, maybe the people like myself that work directly in sustainability.”

Read the full article here.

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