Sustainability: Hospitals can achieve a trifecta


Image: Aerial shot of a large hospital in a city; Copyright:

University medical centers, like Erasmus in Rotterdam, are a city within the city. They are a gigantic system of employees, visitors, organized structures and processes. They have a respective impact on the environment; © kruwt

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Not only the regular garbage from employees and patients is a challenge for hospitals, also the medical garbage: It needs to be disposed and destroyed especially safe; © angellodeco

Healthy humans in a healthy environment

Image: Employees of a hospital work in the storage; Copyright: Olson

Not only economical behavior, but also the right organization and logistics make a hospital work more ecologically, because efficient processes use less ressources; © Tyler Olson

Sustainability means more than saving

Sustainability - for all?

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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