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Possibilities and Payoffs In Going Green

Published: March 12, 2012

As a marketing catchphrase, "going green" has become unavoidable, but the efforts it seeks to promote are not just environmental. Sustainability has fiscal benefits, too. Consider both the environmental and budgetary benefits of implementing a fluid waste disposal system versus solidifying fluids and disposing of them in red bag waste. Or of opting for rigid instrument reprocessing containers over yards and yards of blue wrap. Or how much energy efficiency could lighten your facility's utility bills.

In many cases, doing the economical thing might actually serve as a motivating factor for doing right by the environment. "Going green goes beyond saving the environment," says an administrator in "Good To Be Green", Outpatient Surgery Magazine's look at the topic. "I really think it's more about saving money."

David Bernard

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