Read real-life case studies from hospitals all across the country, including spotlights on innovative approaches and unique partnerships. Get inspired, learn something new, and take away implementation ideas for your hospital. Already have a solid recycling program in place? We’d love to hear about it! Consider submitting your healthcare plastics recycling story to HPRC to be included here.
Barrier Mapping at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is striving to become a zero-waste campus by 2025 (i.e., 90% diversion of non-hazardous waste away from landfills) through an economically sustainable waste diversion program. To make progress towards this ambitious goal within a three-year deadline, the institution must rapidly ramp up its waste diversion and waste prevention practices. The institution has identified three key barriers it must overcome to achieve its zero-waste goal: inadequate staffing and training resources; lack of real-time waste data; and space limitations.
Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic
Thinking Outside the Box for Potential Recycling PartnersLearn More
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
A Recycling Program Fueled by Creative Cooperation and InnovationLearn More
Stanford Medical Center
Lessons Learned from Plastic Recycling in a Clinical SettingLearn More
How Getting Staff Involved and Engaged and Leveraging Local Resources Led to SuccessLearn More
How Grassroots Efforts and Solid Planning Helped Overcome Silos and Enable Healthcare Plastics RecyclingLearn More
Gundersen Health System
How Walking in Staff’s Shoes and Keeping Space in Mind Led to Program SuccessLearn More
Chicago Regional Recycling Pilot
A First-of-its-Kind Regional Recycling Program in the Chicago AreaLearn More