CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CONTINUES GREEN INITIATIVES – 05/03/2012
May 3, 2012 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center recently announced that it has moved to single-stream recycling in its continued efforts to become a green, environmentally responsible member of the community.
By implementing single-stream recycling, the practice of co-mingling plastics, glass, and paper products in one container, the hospital will reduce solid waste costs and increase recycling efforts. This initiative is estimated to save the hospital almost $12,000 annually, as well as create a green culture within the facility.
In February of 2012, Catskill Regional Medical Center entered into a contract with Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match 10 percent of its electricity. Based on its current energy consumption, the new contract will save the hospital an estimated $87,000 each year.
“Catskill Regional Medical Center is an environmentally responsible organization,” said Fred Kuriger, Catskill Regional Medical Center’s CEO. “We will continue our efforts to reduce pollution and waste, and to be a community partner in initiatives that work to improve our environment.”