Event: Healthcare Plastics Recycling: It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

Event: Healthcare Plastics Recycling: It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

Preconference Workshop at CleanMed

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Minneapolis Convention Center

While hospitals have been champions of plastics recycling for decades, efforts have largely focused on food service and administrative functional areas and not on patient care settings (including critical care and isolation rooms) where many health care plastic materials are generated. Successfully integrating recycling practices into patient care settings can be challenging and requires understanding the economic, regulatory, resourcing and infrastructure nuances that come with it.

This session provides a forum for hospitals to come together for a day of dialogue designed to deliver applicable insights and actionable strategies around healthcare plastics recycling. From sustainable procurement and how to engage key stakeholders to understanding what is and isn’t recyclable (and why!) and how to manage infection prevention, transport/storage, contamination and removal. An intimate small group format maximizes sharing and learning.

Keynote Presentations from:

    • Andy Kragness, Environmental Compliance, Gundersen Health System

    • Glen Goodsell, Recycling Coordinator, Angela Dalenberg, Education Coordinator, Mayo Clinic

    • Samantha McKeough, Sustainability Coordinator, HealthPartners

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to:

    • Share your hospitals plastics recycling successes and challenges

    • Learn best practices in health care plastics resource recycling

    • Participate in an interactive plastics product and packaging session

    • Provide feedback to medical product and packaging manufacturers

    • Hear from recyclers and end-users looking for plastic feedstock

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