HealthPartners Recycling Program Friday, April 6, 2018 1
HealthPartners Recycling Program Friday, April 6, 2018 1 Who We Are Health Insurance 1.5 million members in Minnesota and surrounding states Care More than 1 million patients 55 Medical Clinics 8 Hospitals
22 Dental Clinics 22,500 Employees 34 Pharmacies Research and Education Institute Who we are: Head + Heart, Together Mission To improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community.
Vision Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust. Values EXCELLENC E We strive for the best results and always look for ways to improve. COMPASSIO N
We care and show empathy and respect for each person. PARTNERSH IP We are strongest when we work together and with those we serve. INTEGRITY We are open
and honest and we keep our commitments 3 New Waste Stations 4 New Decals 5 Recycling In 2017, recycled 2,300 tons (37%) of materials at hospitals and larger facilities
Single-stream, comingled recycling program Accepts all plastics, rigid or soft Bottles, cans, glass, aluminum, cardboard Blue Wrap Shrink Wrap Batteries Salvaged Metals Food waste, organics, and fryer oil E-waste Confidential Paper X-rays Ink Jet Toner Cartridges Recycling Umpire at 8170
Plastics Recycling Single-stream, comingled recycling program through Republic Services Accepts all plastics, rigid, soft #1 PETE #2 HDPE #3 PVC #4 LDPE #5 PP #6 PS #7 Others Packaging, grocery bags, Ziploc bags Merrick Inc. recycles Blue Wrap Shrink wrap
Top Left: Single-stream, commingled recycling containers from Emergency Department. Top Right: Shrink wrap recycling container on receiving dock. Plastics Recycling: Pick-up and Removal Right: Plastics and blue wrap collected in separate recycling containers. Containers are located inside the OR. Left: Full containers are brought to centrally located
utility room or soiled linen closet. Plastics Recycling: Pick-up and Removal Materials are brought to the waste management area Plastics in Republic Services Container/Compactor Blue wrap in separate staging area Partnership Resources, Inc (PRI) employees collecting recycling through out Methodist Hospital Blue wrap staged for pick-up
Merrick Inc. Collects shrink and blue wrap from locations Baled the materials separately Shrink wrapped sold to Trex Composite decking Blue wrap sold to Poly Wrap Recycling, LLC or a vendor that makes plastic shelving All materials stay in USA Blue wrap and Shrink wrap bales at Merrick, Inc. facilities Merrick, Inc. employees Republic Services Two Material Recovery Facilities in the area
8% residual rate; lowest rate throughout the whole company Optical Sorters: #1 PETE #2 HDPE #5 PP Hand sorting/Pick line: #3 PVC #4 LDPE #6 PS #7 Others Soft plastics; packaging, grocery bags, Ziploc bags Materials stay in USA Republic Services Material Recovery Facility (MRF)
What is going well Relationship with Vendors/Partners Ongoing employee education Well established donation program Innovative uses for blue wrap in Western, WI Blue Bags Project Park Nicollet Clinic Waste Sort Volunteers Issues Uncertain
commodity markets Outlet for materials Local ordinances Items with two or more types of materials Smaller plastic items Black plastics Smaller plastic items Overwrap bags from supplies PVC tubing
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