Every year, communities across the planet come together to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion and motivate people to take action for Earth Day. Children's hospitals are no exception as evidenced by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. This member Children's Miracle Network Hospital began recycling it’s food scraps in 2015 in partnership with We Compost It!, a composting company based in Maine.
The program involves the collection of organics includes food scraps generated in the preparation of food, leftover food that is not consumed by staff, visitors and patients as well as napkins, wooden stir sticks, etc. Since 2015, over 100 tons of leftover organics have been diverted from the waste stream and turned into organic compost
In celebration of Earth Day/Week, BBCH patients participated in a seed planting activity using the organic compost that The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center helped to produce.
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