When you think about “going green,” you probably think about recycling or driving a hybrid vehicle. On a larger scale, you might picture wind farms, giant solar panels, and efforts to clean up the ocean. Medical care is likely the farthest thing from your mind. However, it shouldn’t be.
The fact is that the medical industry in the United States is incredibly profitable and extremely wasteful. Though some waste is to be expected, healthcare providers often choose cost over everything else, which usually means that green procedures, equipment, and processes get left in the dust.
However, there’s no need to feel hopeless. While you can’t do much to change the entire medical industry on your own, you can change some of your own habits. You also have more control over your medical care than you may realize.So, let’s take a look at 4 ways to go green with medical care!