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Why did New Hanover Regional Medical Center remove the recycling bins?

Jason Gonzales
StarNews

New Hanover County Regional Medical Center still has recycling bins, just a tad smaller than before, according to Erin Balzotti, spokeswoman.

The hospital switched to a smaller bin after the larger bins were found to be too big for regulations.

She said the hospital recycles 400 tons of waste each year and has upped its efforts to be environmentally conscious in recent years. That includes adding biodegradable disposable products in its cafeteria.

“NHRMC is proud of its commitment to keeping as much waste as possible out of landfills,” she said.

The hospital also has a program that sends old and outdated supplies to developing countries. The supplies would be thrown away, she said, but are instead recycled to countries in need.

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