REDUCING POST CONSUMER WASTE:
The Health Plaza café, one of
four retail outlets on the St. John
campus that seeks to minimize use of
foam takeout containers.
Photo: John Lawn
At St. John Medical Center, a Tulsa, OK-based 600-bed acute care hospital, a program to reduce the use of foam disposables is generating $120,000 a year in savings for its food and nutrition services department while also reducing foodservice retail trash volume by close to 75 percent. “Over the past five years St. John’s, like most acute care institutions, has put a lot of emphasis on cost containment,” says Janet Potts, FSD for the organization. “In 2008, ...
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