’s blog discusses Two Industries Way Behind in Recycling, the airline and healthcare industries.  But there is hope, at least for the healthcare industry:

According to Johns Hopkins, medical centers are the second-largest waste producers in the United States, after the food industry. The study says recycling properly sterilized and recalibrated medical equipment—including laparoscopic ports and ultrasonic cutting tools—is safe and could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually. In operating rooms, some items that are never even used are thrown away simply because they are taken out of their packaging and could have been contaminated.