5 Simple Ways to be a More Eco-Friendly Healthcare Professional

Friday, March 1, 2019


With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share a few tips for “going green” at work and overall living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Every small action can make a difference when it comes to helping the environment!

1. Hang Your Medical Scrubs to Dry

There are millions of dryers in the U.S. alone, each emitting a lot of carbon dioxide per year. Air-drying your scrubs will help you save energy and money. Another positive to air-drying is that your scrubs will last longer without the wear and tear of the dryer.

2. Pay Your Bills Online

So many businesses and institutions offer paperless billing nowadays that it’s so easy to say goodbye to overflowing mailboxes. Not only does this save some trees, but it also is convenient and can save you some trips to the post office.

3. Pack Your Stainless Steel Water Bottle and Straws

Do you know that enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 4 times? In the past year there has been a huge push to end single use plastic – including straws. Instead of using plastic cups or buying bottles of water, bring your own stainless steel water bottle to keep your water cold for hours!

4. Take Proper Care of Your Scrubs to Extend Lifetime

Rather than running through a new pair of scrubs over and over again, take a look at our blog about how to properly remove stains from your scrubs:

How to Remove Stains from Your Medical Scrubs

From blood or other bodily fluids to coffee or chocolate, you can never be too prepared.

5. Reuse Your Coffee Grinds

We know that a lot of medical professionals can’t function without their coffee. If you make your coffee at home, be sure to put those leftover grinds to work! You can use them to control weed growth, erosion, pest control and so much more.



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