Project Articles

Telehealth Device Drive!

After receiving success with our last telehealth device drive in 2021, we are excited to offer device recycling opportunities throughout the…

Snap the Straps

As part of our Mask Environmental Disposal Project, we have been encouraging our community to “snap the straps” on their masks…

Research Articles

Medical Waste Legislation: From the WHO to Illinois

From the 1970s, legislation was formed to limit the amount of toxic waste being released in our air. Whether that be toxic waste from a gas, object, or liquid, acts such as the Environmental Protection Act and Toxic Substances Control Act were put in place to end pollution of U.S air and waterways. One would…

A Pollution Pandemic: The Environmental Damage of Disposable Masks

We all remember when there was a shortage of face masks, when we had to make our own reusable masks to allow for healthcare workers to have access to disposable/surgical ones, but now more than a year later the shortage is no longer there. Instead, we have pollution. 2-3 years ago no one would think…