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We're wondering at work about recycling efforts on your units/job sites. Specifically, do you recycle (not reuse) things like sterile water containers? Would love to hear about your recycling efforts...

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We're wondering at work about recycling efforts on your units/job sites. Specifically, do you recycle (not reuse) things like sterile water containers? Would love to hear about your recycling efforts...

 

We recycle nothing. Everything goes into either a general garbage, a bio-hazard garbage, or the paper shredder for identifying data on patients. Maybe the shredded pages are recycled somehow?

 

The cafeteria has a bin for soda cans and bottles :)

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vamedic4 has 23 years experience as a EMT-P and specializes in Peds Cardiology, Peds Neuro, PICU, IV Jedi.

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We recycle nothing either. There are tons and tons of aluminum cans, plastic bottles...you name it..it all goes in the trash...what a waste.

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floatRN has 4 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg.

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The shredded paper gets recycled. Thats it. Some employees take it upon themselves to leave a container for cans and then they take them to recycle and get the refund. It kills me to see all those gingerale cans that just end up in the garbage.

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Here's another one, those horrible styrofoam cups used for water. I hate styrofoam!!! We go through tons of them! Talk about bad for the environmnet.

We do recycle paper, but that's it.

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