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05/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Reform's Environmental Impact

But the health care industry is not one grounded on ecological principles. In fact, it is one of the single most polluting industries in the country. American hospitals generate approximately 6,600 tons of waste daily. As much as 85 percent of that is non-hazardous solid waste, such as paper, cardboard, food waste, metal, glass and plastics, according to Practice Green Health.

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