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Kimberly-Clark Health Care Announces Strategic Green Partnerships, Commitment to Reducing Medical Waste
Date:4/6/2011

mmunity that can assist in the design and architecture of future sustainability projects.
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care developed a campaign called "Save the Daisies" to reward its customers for recycling its KIMGUARD Sterilization Wrap and for promoting details of its programs with other facilities.  The four winning facilities each received an educational grant and a donation from Kimberly-Clark Health Care to the cause of their choice.  The 2010 winners include: Summa Health System of Akron, Ohio; Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Ala.; St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, Boise, Idaho; and WVUH Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va.
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care worked with the Rhode Island School of Design's (RISD) Industrial Design Department to develop and identify sustainable new concepts and scalable designs for repurposing the Kimberly-Clark KIMGUARD Sterilization Wrap through a semester-long studio course, titled, "Kimberly-Clark Green Studio."  The project resulted in a number of innovative ideas as to how best to repurpose the wrap without much altering.  These concepts would significantly reduce hospital expenses and waste that would reduce the overall medical "carbon footprint" within a hospital.  Although still in the investigative stages, Kimberly-Clark is researching several of the ideas stemming from the project, including disaster relief tent/shelters, children's toys and backpacks.

  • Kimberly-Clark in the Healthcare Environment

    Around the world, medical professionals turn to Kimberly-Clark for a wide portfolio of solutions that improve the health, hygiene and well-being of their patients and staff.  As part of their healing mission, caregivers rely on Kimberly-Clark to deliver clinical solutions and educational resources that they can depend on t
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