UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits program, in the division of Commonwealth Medicine, is helping a local startup company turn discarded surgical tape into fashionable tote bags and employing people with disabilities to get the job done, according to an April 27 article in the Telegram & Gazette.
Kathy Petkauskos, senior program director at Work Without Limits, told the Telegram the goal of the program is to help people with disabilities find employment. Christopher Bodkin and his brother Gavin, co-founders of Blu2Green, are teaming up with Work Without Limits to manufacture products out of hospital blue wrap.
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Turning ‘blue’ into golden opportunities
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