WCAI, a local NPR station for the Cape and surrounding Massachusetts area reports on the need to improve sustainability in Healthcare:
“Sustainability has become a major buzzword in the corporate world. In 2015-2016, eighty percent of Fortune 500 companies produced sustainability reports, and seventy percent reported their carbon footprints last year.
“But not all sectors are equal in this regard. Health care companies are some of the largest companies in the U.S., but a new analysis finds they are lagging when it comes to sustainability efforts….
According to Senay, the healthcare industry represents about 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, and creates about 7,000 tons of hard and toxic waste daily. “The energy needs of a hospital are about twice that of a normal building,” Senay said.”