Rubicon Global Launches Healthcare Technology Offering for Waste and Recycling

Atlanta, GA – Rubicon Global, the world’s leading provider of cloud-based, sustainable waste and recycling solutions, is pleased to announce the recent launch of a service offering specifically developed for the healthcare industry. The new healthcare initiative was recently featured in a poster session at CleanMed 2015 and is the subject of an upcoming educational session at the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) annual conference to be held in Indianapolis August 9-12.

Non-regulated waste, which makes up approximately 85 percent of a hospital’s total waste stream by volume, is no different from the waste generated by other commercial businesses, where up to 60 percent is either recyclable or compostable. An industry survey reported 7,000 tons of waste generated daily and $10 billion annually in disposal costs across the healthcare industry in 2009, the most recent data available.

Both of the conference-based programs include information on how Rubicon Global’s proven tactics for waste stream optimization are being applied to improve healthcare operations. Rubicon Global’s innovative data and technology focused solutions allow their clients to reduce hauling expenses, improve recycling and landfill diversion, and save money. The company is actively launching healthcare operations across the country.

The upcoming session at AHRMM will share how Rubicon Global’s business model, vision and values are “Changing the Rules in Waste and Recycling”℠. Rubicon Global’s use of data and technology is disrupting the traditional waste and recycling industry, making it financially beneficial for its clients to reduce their environmental impact. The company’s “Environmental Innovation”℠ approach is the key to unlocking technology based solutions that will make all businesses more profitable and efficient while protecting our planet for future generations.

“There is no industry with greater opportunity and incentive to make an impact by overhauling its waste stream than healthcare,” said J. Michael Jones, FACHE, Rubicon Global’s Director of Medical Sustainability. “After spending 25 years in healthcare operations and supply chain, I am pleased to present to my AHRMM colleagues the Rubicon Global model of using actual client data, innovative technology and outcomes reporting to quantify the environmental and economic benefits of our healthcare program.”

AHRMM session attendees will also hear about Rubicon Global’s status as a Certified B Corporation and their partnerships with thought leaders across multiple disciplines, including: the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Enactus, the Basel Action Network, the United Nations Global Compact, and the United States Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC).

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