Maine Health Increases
ME – Timothy A. Churchill, President and CEO of Western
Maine Health announced recently that the new Pollution
Prevention Plan for WMH has been approved. The Pollution
Prevention Team has put together a plan that expands on
current policies for recycling and waste management; the
hospital will begin recycling non-corrugated cardboard,
and additional paper recycling bins have been
distributed to individuals and areas throughout the
For some time the hospital has been using
reusable gowns, bed pads, and laundry bags to cut down
on waste disposal.
The Pollution Prevention Team is also looking at
alternative ways to dispose of expired prescription
medications and welcomes other ideas for waste
management and recycling. In addition to
intra-system programs, the Pollution Prevention Team is
collecting old cell phones and ink cartridges to recycle
through a local 4-H club initiative.
an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of
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Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.