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Sustainability: Hospitals can achieve a trifecta
- Aug 30, 2018 -

Technically speaking, hospitals are huge energy hogs thanks to lighting, heating and device intensive areas such as operating rooms and intensive care units. They also have high water consumption and produce a lot of waste - due to a large number of disposable medical one-time use products that need to be disposed or destroyed separately and the regular trash produced by employees and patients. All this costs a lot of money on the one hand, while it pollutes the environment on the other. It also indirectly has a negative effect on the hospital's image. In this day and age, a large corporation cannot afford to neglect environmental issues because climate change and pollution are constantly in the media. At this point, the Anthropocene period denotes the current geological age named after the impact our human activity has on Planet Earth.