Floyd Memorial’s Green Efforts Help the Environment and Save Thousands of Dollars

June 25, 2012

In 2011, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services kept 245,200 pounds of garbage from landfills, saved the hospital $18,837 and generated $12,396 in revenue. All of this is due to the contributions of the organization’s Green Team, which was put in place to help guide recycling efforts for our environment. Programs that have been implemented include: 

  • Recycling:  paper, plastic, cardboard materials
  • Freecycle:  reuse, recycle or repurpose items no longer needed from one department to another at no charge
  • Paperless paystubs: saving over $34,000 annually
  • Paperless internal communication: e-newsletter and online urgent news alerts
  • Stericycle/Assent: reprocessing sharps canisters
  • BluegrassE-Cycle:  recycled IT equipment, hospital and employee electronics
  • Dove Data Product Recycling:  toner cartridge recycling and waste removal
  • Farmer’s Market:  saves emission by bringing local, fresh products to employees
  • EDGE Outreach Shoe Collection:  as of June 1, 2012, 1,039 pounds of shoes have been donated to the program by friends and employees.  The program funds water purification projects in developing countries

The Floyd Memorial Green Team also leads the Earth Week celebration with five days of environmentally friendly activities and special events including an herb and vegetable plant sale and a recycling vendor fair.