A Sustainable Future for the Healthcare Industry
Posted by Chet Chaffee on Sep 19, 2013 8:38:00 AMMORE
Healthcare and environmental sustainability are both essential to preserving human life. However, environmental sustainability pushes for less use of resources such as water and energy, which in turn can constrain healthcare without significant innovation in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Currently, the healthcare industry is responsible for producing millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions, using millions of gallons of water, and generating tons of hazardous waste.