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Outpatient Clinics Honored for Superior Environmental Performance

By Janet Brown | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 2. Summer, 2006

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.

Finding Antioxidant Gold in Olive Oil Industry's Waste Stream

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 4, No. 2. April, 2003

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.

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