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Covenant Health System

Year Submitted: 2006

Process: Red Bag Management

Industry: Medical Facility

Wastes Reduced: Red bags, sharps and xylene

Location: Lubbock TX

No. of employees: 5000

Contact: Cynthia Meason

Phone: 806/725.6105



Description:

In February of 2004 a committee was developed with an established goal of lowering red bag waste by 15%, sharps by 5%, and hazardous waste by 13% by the end of 2005. This was done by monitoring waste processes and education of staff on waste segregation processes.

P2 Application:

Education of staff on waste segregation, pollution prevention techniques and waste reduction techniques.

  • Total Cost Savings: $5,628.00
  • Comments: Saved on hazardous waste due to large shipments in 2004

Details of Reductions

  • 161,709.0 - Pounds of   Red bag waste
    Comments: reduced 161,709 pounds of red bag waste in 2004, and by 13,476 pounds monthly
  • 182,190.0 - Pounds of   Hazardous Waste
Source: TCEQ



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