U.S. Health Care Industry Makes a Dent in Massive Medical Waste (07/17/10):

If you’ve ever sat in the dentist’s chair wondering where all those shiny, silver teeth-cleaning tools might end up one day, or perhaps contemplated the future of the bio-hazardous waste bin in your doctor’s office–you, like me, probably assumed the “invisible” landfill as its next destination.

What is barely ever spoken of, nor seen, is just how many mountains of medical waste exists and what’s being done to prevent it. This recent New York Times piece dishes on the industry’s dubious amounts of disposable and recyclable devices, supplies, and equipment….