8 Januar 2013

Fairview turns to corn starch for biodegradable Styrofoam substitute

First health system in the world with switches to corn-based substitute in packaging

Fairview Pharmacy Services is using an Earth-friendly cooler to ship out all their medications, becoming the first health system in the world to ditch the standard Styrofoam cooler.

Now, their patients – some of whom receive as many as three shipments a week – are receiving a biodegradable substitute created from corn starch.

…Full text: www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/20526057/fairview-turns-to-corn-starch-for-biodegradable-styrofoam-substitute?utm_source=Fairview+Master&utm_campaign=f9dea0349a-My+Fairview+News+January+14%2C+2013&utm_medium=email

Tags: landfills, recyclers, pharmacy workers, garbage, bubble wrap

Source: MyFox9, 2013-01-08.

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