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Practice Greenhealth report said that diverting 92,205 tons of waste from landfills through recycling saved nearly $4 million in one year, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

Single-use device reprocessing alone kept 873 tons from becoming medical waste.

The report summarizes the sustainability achievements of 220 hospitals and is based on the data covering performance in 2014.

Practice Greenhealth also includes how hospitals are developing effective purchasing strategies for environmentally preferred products to affect change.

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