Eastern Maine Medical Center is going green.

They’re now recycling all of the trash in their operating rooms.

“I’m used to recycling household trash for a long time, but it’s an entirely different level to do it in a hospital, in an operating room environment,” said Dr. Karl-Heinz Spittler, Chief of Anesthesia.

After a successful year of recycling in two of their operating rooms, Eastern Maine Medical Center is rolling out a green bin in every OR in the hospital.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a very long time and finally made it work and made it streamline and as simple as possible. It does feel good,” said Dr. Varun Dixit, an anesthesiologist and coordinator of the recycling project.

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Source: Brenna Kelly, WABI TV5