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Forrest General is reducing their carbon footprint

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HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Forrest General Hospital is partnering with an environmental company to reduce their total waste volume and improve their bottom line.

The New York based corporation Antos Environmental is working with Forrest General to educate employees about the initiative and identify where to sort specific types of waste.

The long term goal of the relationship is to bring the hospital to a place where they recycle more than they throw away and make environmentally sounds decisions across all departments. Tony Schifano is President of Antos Environmental.

Schifano said of hospitals, "They produce the most complex variety of materials in terms of waste. From what you would think of as garbage, which of course isn't, to regulated medical waste, anti neoplastic, nuclear, radioactive, the list goes on and on and on. There are so many different services and so many little venues of activity in a hospital that makes for a very, very complex environment."

Forrest General will work with Antos Environmental for four years to complete their green transformation.

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