Archive Going Green 2009

Are You Reprocessing Single-use Devices?

Once everyone's on board, the savings go on and on.

Sheila Jobe-Lockwood, CHMM


Tung Thanh Nguyen, Operations Manager


One of the tenets of our green practices is that recycling is great, but reuse is better. Reuse keeps items out of the waste stream and lessens the demand for the raw materials and energy needed to manufacture products in the first place. That's why we began reprocessing single-use devices. In 2008 the program saved us $496,123 and diverted 5.8 tons of waste from the landfill. Those are 2 big reasons why you need to add the practice to your instrument care routine.

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