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Medline Launches Two Healthcare Sustainability Programs

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Medline today announced two new healthcare sustainability programs. The programs, a Green Product Portfolio and a Sustainable Packaging Lab, will help hospitals reduce the amount of product waste coming out of their facilities. A 
Medline Launches Two Healthcare Sustainability Programs
According to a recent industry report, the United States is the world's highest emitter of health care greenhouse gases, accounting for 27% of the global health care footprint. "More and more, we are hearing directly from hospitals that they understand the negative consequence their environmental footprint can have on their patient population," said Hannah Anderson, Medline sustainability specialist. "There is a culture change happening to find ways to make their supply chain more sustainable. Being a primary medical supplier partner, we are well positioned to help customers develop meaningful and actionable strategies to improve the health of patients in the communities they serve through sustainability."Green products portfolio
Medline is introducing a new web page to help make it easier for healthcare providers to find and purchase green products. The company currently has over 40 unique product types that meet Medline's Green Product Portfolio Standards, which are informed by Kaiser Permanente's Environmentally Preferred Purchasing guidelines, the Federal Trade Commission's Green Guides, and the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines. Hospitals can explore products within three key focus areas:
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