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Eco-Friendly Hospital Gear from Vernacare

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: vernacare and treehugger
Vernacare is a medical supply company that produces biodegradable bedpans, liners and similar gear made from recycled telephone books and beeswax. This pulp-like product isn’t cold like a metal bedpan, so it’s also potentially more comfortable for the patient.

Giant buildings like hospitals and medical centers inherently produce a lot of waste, so it’s nice to see some green measures undertaken where they’re appropriate. With the ever-growing concern for the environment, we’ll continue to see a number of eco-friendly features within the medical field.