Hospitals go green – helping patients and Mother Nature

Hospitals go green – helping patients and Mother Nature


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Ways hospitals can go green

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Waste reduction in hospitals is a balancing act between environmental friendliness and hygiene requirements.

Best practices and seals of approval

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In the Green Hospital, the well-being of the environment is just as important as that of the patients.

Green Hospitals – Current barriers to successful comprehensive implementation

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The prerequisite for a better ecological balance of every hospital are a change of mind and the associated changes in behaviour of all those involved.

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