Partners HealthCare: Filtered water
The adoption of a plumbed-in filtered water system into Partners HealthCare McLean Hospital, in Boston, has resulted in the elimination of plastic bottles. In the inpatient areas alone: The FY08 baseline water per patient day expense was $0.97. By FY2011, patient per day expense was reduced to $.02. Annual recurring savings estimated at $38,000 (comparing FY08 to subsequent years). The hospital has reduced plastic waste, and the wasted time and effort (ordering, delivering, stocking), storage space and expense associated with plastic water bottle use.
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