In the wake of the New York Times story on reprocessing, Environmental Leader reports that  Half of Hospitals Recycling At Least Some Medical Waste, (07/07/10):

About half of U.S. hospitals are recycling at least some of the medical supplies the would otherwise dispose of, as the health care industry is beginning to tackle the problem of medical waste, according to a report in the New York Times.

 One hospital owner, the Hospital Corporation of America, recycled 94 tons last year. HCA owns 163 hospitals throughout the country. Reprocessing and remanufacturing programs from Ascent Healthcare Solutions has saved its hospital partners more than $82 million in supply chain costs during the first half of 2009….