On April 22, 2021 people all around the world celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the impact that we have on the environment. This year’s Earth Day theme, “Restore Our Earth,” focuses on climate change and the different ways that organizations can begin to reverse the effects. Healthcare organizations play a major role when it comes to sustainability and safeguarding the environment. They generate thousands of tons of waste annually as part of the services and care they provide, and with the challenges that have arisen due to COVID-19, volumes of waste have increased, and managing it has become even more challenging. Without the proper policies and practices in place, healthcare organizations have the potential to inadvertently cause harm to the environment and the local communities they serve.
Every day, Stericycle safely treats and disposes of potentially infectious and harmful materials and safeguards private information on an enormous scale. In our infographic, https://www.stericycle.com/services/waste-services/covid-19-waste-solutions/covid-19-vaccine-disposal-solutionsyou’ll learn about the positive impact that Stericycle’s services have had on organizations, their surrounding communities, and environment, as well as the numerous activities that Stericycle is actively practicing to further reduce our own environmental footprint.