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Best practices for disposal of controlled substances

  • Waste
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Guide
In light of the opioid epidemic, environmental concern over medication in waterways and confusing and sometimes conflicting DEA and EPA regulations, Practice Greenhealth formed a controlled substances work group to develop a guidance document helping health care facilities properly and legally manage controlled substances within the facility.  The flow chart leads the facility through the steps…

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Material and waste baseline presentation with script

  • Presentation
  • Waste
  • Solid waste
  • Toolkit
(Less waste toolkit)The material and waste baseline PowerPoint presentation and script was developed to help you educate your community. Download the PowerPoint with notes to use as you see fit.  

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Sharing call: Drug Enforcement Agency and controlled substances

  • Webinar
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Waste
  • Toolkit
(Less waste toolkit) A WebEx recording featuring Drug Enforcement Agency about safe and secure drug disposal.

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Sharing call with Dartmouth Hitchcock: How to track materials and wastes

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Waste
  • Webinar
  • Toolkit
(Less waste toolkit) A WebEx recording with Dartmouth Hitchcock sharing how to track materials and wastes.

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Why less waste?

  • Less Waste
Why should health care commit to producing less waste?

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Waste Management & Recycling

  • Waste
When contracting for Waste Management Services, consider the following suggested RFP questions to assess services available to your organization. This resource was created to provide purchasing guidance to support your organization's sustainability goals in waste reduction.  

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Suggested Environmental Considerations for Dietary Plastic Kits

  • Food
The suggested environmental disclosure questions may be used in your RFI/RFP to help inform your purchasing decisions. Dietary plastic kits may include cutlery, straws, paper napkins and seasonings. However, not all of the questions are applicable for all products.

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Suggested Environmental Considerations for Disposable Food Ware

  • Sustainable food service operations
The suggested environmental disclosure questions may be used in your RFI/RFP to help inform your purchasing decisions. These questions can be applied to cutlery; plates, bowls and cups (for hot and cold applications); take-out packaging (such as clamshells, boxes or containers with separate lids); and ancillary items such as lids, and straws). These questions would not pertain to other food…

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Vendors of Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware and Bags

  • Sustainable food service operations
A list of vendors of compostable or recyclable food service ware and bags.

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Sustainable Food Service Wares: An Overview

  • Sustainable food service operations
The challenges with Styrofoam, how composting and recycling works with food ware, and how to select sustainable food ware.

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Healthy Food in Health Care

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