From plastic to paper: small changes help hospital go green

Feb 14, 2019 | News

Tracy Waldron, a porter ward aid at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, is helping to keep plastic bags out of the landfill.Tracy Waldron, a porter ward aid at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, is helping to keep plastic bags out of the landfill.

Paper or plastic?

At Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, the answer is paper.

For years, the hospital supplied a plastic bag for the clothes and belongings of patients leaving the Emergency Department. But now, a plain paper bag is placed on the patient’s bed.

This change is thanks to Tracy Waldron, a porter ward aid, who is working on improving the environmental impact of her small corner of the world.

Read the full story on The Daily Scan. 

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