We are in the middle of a global crisis. Our landfills are filling at an alarming rate. The average US citizen deposits almost a ton of garbage a year. Businesses are a large contributor to this solution.
According to a 2009 study, hospitals were the largest contributor of carbon emissions in the health care sector. The waste produced in the health care industry because of disposable equipment like needles doesn’t compare to the waste produced when medical equipment like beds and stretchers become dated and need to be disposed of.
“In this country, the primary focus is on issues surrounding patient safety, health care quality, and cost containment… The health care sector,… may be a bit slower than other sectors to put this on their radar screen, but given the focus on health care policy and environmental policy, it might be… wise to start accounting for environmental externalities in health care.” Jeanette Chung, PhD, a Research Associate in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago
Salt Lake Medical Supply offers our customers a wide range of remanufactured beds and stretchers. We can help you bring environmentally responsible and more sustainable practices to your facility.
Salt Lake Medical Supply is doing their part to remove their carbon footprint. By investing in wind power and reforesting we are offsetting our footprint (including delivery). We hope to be at a 0% environmental impact by the end of 2020.