Cleveland Clinic is working toward 100 percent landfill diversion

March 22, 2019

Cleveland Clinic’s waste management is using more than 35 different waste streams, to much success, according to an article on the Cleanlink website.

For more than 10 years, the Cleveland Clinic Office For A Healthy Environment has had an inter-departmental zero waste committee with the goal of reaching a 100 percent landfill diversion rate for all of the hospital’s non-hazardous waste. 

Since 2014, Cleveland Clinic has diverted about 47,000 tons from the landfill. In 2017, the landfill diversion rate, including construction and debris, was 36 percent.

The main campus led the enterprise by maintaining more than a 40 percent landfill diversion rate for seven months out of the year. The medical center’s recycling program has improved from 10 percent in 2007 to an average recycling rate of 35 percent today.  

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