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Boston-area hospital receives 'Greenhealth' award

July 7, 2014

Newton-Wellesley Hospital was recently awarded the 2014 “Greenhealth Partner for Change.” The award is given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the healthcare sector, according to an article on the Wellesley Townsman website.

The hospital has implemented a variety of measures to reduce extra waste throughout the hospital, such as:

• Eliminating polystyrene within the cafeteria

• Reducing the use of all other polystyrene containers by 45 percent

• Reducing the “to-go” container options by 35 percent

• Showcasing organic and local daily offerings

• Implementing the use of green-certified cleaning agents to reduce chemical exposure

• Increasing the hospital recycling rate to 32 percent

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