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{Past Event} - How to Conduct a Material and Waste Baseline and Track Over Time

November 15, 2016 - 12:00 pm - November 15, 2016 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


In order to submit a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award, hospitals are required to submit data on the types and amounts of wastes that are generated. Award thresholds include a less than 10% Regulated Medical Waste rate and a minimum of a 15% recycling rate. The award reviewers also require other waste reduction activities and some details on how hospitals achieved the targets.

Join Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and former health care Waste Manager for an overview of the categories that Practice Greenhealth has established in order for hospitals to use a standardized practice for measuring materials and waste. Janet will provide a step by step approach to tracking each waste stream. Christopher Bodkin will provide details on the data requirements for material and waste tracking.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this sharing call, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how Practice Greenhealth defines material and waste stream categories.
  • Understand the importance of both the amount of waste and associated costs for prioritizing waste reduction strategies.
  • Identify the thresholds required for Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards criteria.
  • Recognize that waste and recycler haulers can support a hospital's data collection needs.
  • Identify resources to help track materials and waste streams.
  • Understand the data collection requirements for both Environmental Excellence Awards and sector benchmarking.

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