Greening the Health System

Recycling and Reduction Revolution

RRR Info Session We care about health, our patients, and our planet.
We are excited to announce that the Recycling and Reduction Revolution is coming this month to UCSF Health. Look out this month for new standardized waste stations, new signage, plus fun recycling trainings with a chance to win sustainable prizes.

Learn more about the Recycling and Reduction Revolution

In short, medical centers create a large amount of waste when fulfilling our daily operations. Here at UCSF we care about our health, our patients, and our planet so we are creating a new strategy to not only recycle more, but also reduce the overall amount of waste. In addition, we want to meet the sustainability waste goals set by the UC Office of the President.

The Recycling and Reduction Revolution is launching September 2021. Our staff will be at Parnassus M/L hospital starting Sep 20th. The program will launch at Mission Bay and Mount Zion starting September 27th.
Staff members from Engie, Sustainability, and Hospitality will be stopping your department for 30 minutes to do the following:
  • Implement standardized waste stations by adding and removing excess bins
  • Update recycling/ landfill/ compost signage
  • Conduct waste roundings
  • Answer FAQ regarding waste sorting
If the manager is unavailable, assign a representative to meet with ENGIE in your department. Please check the schedule to see when we will stop by your unit:
Parnassus – 9/20 – 9/24
Mt. Zion – 9/27 – 9/30
Mission Bay – 9/27 – 10/1
This is joint partnership between Hospitality Services and the UCSFH Office of Sustainability.
Join the Revolution!
  • Sign up to be a green champion and become a sustainability steward in your department.
  • Managers & Directors: Join us for a virtual brown bag lunch on Wednesday September 15th 12-1pm to learn about what changes are coming to your department. See more information. If you missed the session, review the slidedeck
  • All Staff: UCSF Health will be hosting 20 min Choose the Right Bin training sessions to teach all staff proper waste sorting at UCSFH! Come learn how to choose the right bin, get answers from recycling experts, and enter drawings for eco-friendly prizes.
    Register here: Parnassus, Mission Bay, or Mount Zion

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