The Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), annual Environmental Leadership Awards honor hospitals, health systems and clinics who've demonstrated superior performance in eliminating mercury, reducing waste, and implementing eco-standards. This year's award winners show that small outpatient clinics can make as big a difference as large medical centers.
The olive oil industry presses millions of gallons of water out of olives each year. Managing this wastewater has become a major environmental problem in olive producing nations. But it turns out that olive water contains a very strong antioxidant. Roberto Crea, an Italian biochemist, developed a way to extract this compound from the wastewater to create a new antioxidant supplement product called Olivenol.