Turning 'blue' into golden opportunities

Date Posted: Sunday, April 27, 2014

UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program teams up with Blu2Green and the Seven Hills Foundation in Worcester to create tote bags from recycled “blue wrap” collected at Hahnemann’s day surgery unit. Blue wrap is a material made from a petroleum-based plastic that is used in health care to cover sterilized surgical instruments. The material, when discarded, does not degrade and can last for hundreds of years in the environment. Blu2Green works to recycle the material into useful products. Quoted in the article is Kathy Petkauskos, director of Work Without Limits and Kathleen Mondor, director of the day surgery unit at UMass Memorial Medical Center – Hahnemann campus.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette