Comments for: Brunswick hospital’s program recycles operating room waste into park benches

Posted Nov. 21, 2012, at 3:44 p.m.

BRUNSWICK | Mid Coast Hospital has launched a new recycling program that turns plastic waste from its operating rooms into park benches, trash cans and other items. Described by Mid Coast as the first of its kind in Maine, the program targets blue sterile wrap that’s primarily used to …

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  • Anonymous

    This a great! I hope more Maine hospitals get on board, too.

  • Anonymous

    Great job Mid Coast!

  • Anonymous

    Packaging in med device and pharm companies is expensive and wasteful. Even though the units we make are steilized in a double barrier pouch , we then final pack the product in a box along with the instruction manual. So you have more package material than device. Where are the CI guys? Black friday shopping I guess.

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