A Boulder, Colorado Hospital Saves Money and Reduces Waste by Switching to Cloth Diapers

February 4, 2010

A Boulder, Colorado hospital has made the move to reduce waste and save money by switching to cloth diapers, among other changes, reports the Denver Post. Boulder Community Foothills Hospital is known for its eco-conscious choices, including sporting solar panels on the roof, and with an international reputation for “being green” hospitals all over the world are learning a trick or two from Foothills. Last year the hospital saved $150,000 by switching to reusable metal sterilization containers alone. At the direction of sustainability coordinator Kai Abelkis, the hospital is also using cloth diapers in their maternity ward. Its just one more way this hospital is caring for the environment along with its patients.

References:
Brown, Jennifer. “Boulder hospital reduces waste, also saves money”. Denver Post. 01/01/2009. Accessed 02/04/2010. http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12491907