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Re: Solid Waste Prevention in Healthcare Facilities




Mercury elimination. Reduction in use of other PBTs (phthalates, etc.).
Less disposable use where sterility can be guaranteed.

Diane D. Buxbaum,  M.P.H.
Environmental Scientist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  Region 2
DECA/CAPSB
290 Broadway, 21 East
New York, NY 10007
phone: 212-637-3919
fax: 212-637-4086
email: buxbaum.diane@epa.gov


                                                                                                                  
                      "Stephanie C. Davis"                                                                        
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Hello All:

Question:

If you had to pick 3 solid waste prevention programs to implement in a
healthcare setting - hospital or other healthcare facility, including
veterinary  offices - that  DOES NOT include recycling, hazardous or
infectious waste streams - what would they be?

-Stephanie
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