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PeaceHealth in Vancouver honored for sustainability initiative

Clark County recognizes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with its award for Green Business of the Year

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One thousand pounds of baled surgical blue wrap is prepared to be recycled. The material can be reused as hospital gowns, plastic washbasins and more.
One thousand pounds of baled surgical blue wrap is prepared to be recycled. The material can be reused as hospital gowns, plastic washbasins and more. (Photo contributed by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center) Photo Gallery

The United States health care industry is responsible for nearly 10 percent of national greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent study from PLOS One, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. And if the global health care sector were a country, it would be the fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet, according to a report from Health Care Without Harm.

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