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There are 5,534 registered domestic hospitals, according to the American Hospital Association. Each one of those facilities is estimated to generate up to 25 pounds of waste per day per patient. The math seems to indicate that health care centers produce an endless stream of garbage at an unsustainable rate.
Furthermore, it’s only one industry and one waste source in an ever-growing country, struggling to find solutions to landfill overload. As regulations tighten to relieve the burden trash puts on our ecosystem, planners and buyers are searching for eco-friendly solutions to medical facility equipment and materials.