As I went shopping to Walmart the other day with my kids and and dropped off all the plastic bags that our household accumulates on a regular basis for recycling, I had an epiphany!
I got to realizing all the trash (potentially recyclable) that the practice of medicine creates (both human and veterinary). We order supplies that come in cardboard boxes that are lined sometimes with Styrofoam. We use syringes and needles that are packaged in plastic. We write on paper charts. Our medicine vials are glass. With the push for environmental friendly living I decided that I could do better in my practice by recycling every last possible bit. There are some things that just can’t be recycled due to “being hazardous” like most empty medication vials but there are a lot of other things that with a little extra work we can recycle!
To this end Morriston Veterinary Services is committing to reducing/reusing & recycling all that we can by law. We will be reusing/ recycling cardboard containers. We will be separating plastics that can be recycled and trying to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible. Glass will be recycled as much as possible.
We hope to set an example for others that every little bit helps and together we can keep Mother Earth healthy!