MOUNT GILEAD — Morrow County Hospital Green Team has been named the Business/Industry of the Year at the recent Keep Ohio Beautiful Annual Meeting & Awards Program held on Nov. 7. The award highlights a business or industry who demonstrated substantial efforts to enhance the environment through reducing, reusing, recycling, and beautification within the business/industry and their community.
The Morrow County Hospital recently celebrated a full year of incorporating a year-round recycling program that focuses on reducing the amount of waste being generated and the amount of waste that was being sent to the landfill at its main campus facility, a news release states.
In addition to the diversion and reduction of material goals; a “grassroots” volunteer team was formed to further incorporate and demonstrate other ways the Morrow County Hospital facility could incorporate good environmental stewardship and sustainability practices.
In their first year of recycling, they have exceeded 27 tons of recyclable material. This past spring they also recycled 3 tons of scrap metal, 200 pounds of batteries and 1 ton of electronic equipment and hosted its first Zero Waste Lunch Challenge. Morrow County Hospital has exemplified what it means to be a local business that not only does an outstanding job of serving the residents of Morrow County, but making sure they are doing their best to practice and promote sound and responsible environmental stewardship.
The Green Team efforts even goes beyond the hospital campus, as they participated in the fall Team-up 4 Clean-up event collecting litter along County Road 9 on Oct. 20.