We’re encouraging employees, patients and visitors to reduce, reuse and recycle

Brendan Molony, Employee

One way that our Healthy Living & Sustainability team works to advance the health of our community is by providing opportunities for employees, patients and visitors to recycle. Recycling is just one way to reduce our environmental impact, and ensure a healthier future for generations to come.

Recently, we installed a recycling area outside the SkyCourt Café, on the south campus of Bronson Methodist Hospital. The area has separate bins for recycling, composting and trash. The goal is to help make it easier and more convenient for anyone within the hospital to dispose waste in the most “green” way possible.

I worked on this project with another Bronson employee, Daphne. She helped create some really nice shadow boxes that hang above the bins, easily identifying which items go where. They are a really nice visual to help people know where to place their items, even if they aren’t already familiar with recycling/composting.

I’m proud of the project because it’s great to keep a lot of these items out of the landfill and turn them into useful products. For example, all of our Styrofoam gets repurposed into crown molding. This really helps bring these items back to life, and out of a hole in the ground!