hospitals http://kalw.org en How much garbage does it take to treat a patient? http://kalw.org/post/how-much-garbage-does-it-take-treat-patient <p>One thing you probably don&rsquo;t think of when you think of hospitals is garbage. And yet, these huge institutions generate tons of garbage that goes straight into our landfills. According to this week&rsquo;s <em>East Bay Express</em> <a href="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/how-much-garbage-does-it-take-to-treat-a-patient/Content?oid=3311872">cover story</a>, on average it takes 33 pounds of garbage to treat each patient.&nbsp; Reporter Kathleen Richards says the medical industry is one of the leading producers of waste, but has been slow to recycle. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:06:22 +0000 Holly Kernan 15217 at http://kalw.org How much garbage does it take to treat a patient?