The Benefits of Maintaining a Sustainable Clinic

In the medical profession, it practically goes without saying that you have a lot on your plate. There can’t possibly be more time designated towards trying to make changes in your clinic. Besides, if something’s functioning, it doesn’t need to change, right?

We know that it’s asking a lot for you to change the processes and inner workings of your clinic. However, there are so many benefits to creating an eco-friendly and sustainable clinic that will make everything run even more smoothly in the long run. It might seem like a chore at the beginning, and transitions might feel as though they’re marked by disruption. With that being said, sustainability is the wave of the future that will make a significantly positive impact in your clinic—jumping in now will save you time and money later on.

Take a look at some of the main reasons to bring sustainability into your medical clinic for some further inspiration! And for an easy sustainable measure that you can take on right now, switch your ultrasound conductive gel to EcoVue. We offer an eco-friendly ultrasound gel that can make a difference in both your clinic and in the environment—order yours today!

Reducing Waste

It often seems hard to imagine, but for as vast as Earth is, there’s limited space. Anything that doesn’t get consumed results in waste—which can amount to a lot in the medical field. In fact, a study done in the past decade estimated that hospitals collectively produce 5.9 million tons of waste every year. This is an extraordinarily high amount of waste, and practically none of it is biodegradable. The result is billions of pounds of waste that continues to accumulate each year, taking up space on our all-too-precious planet.

By taking an active role in waste reduction, your medical facility is contributing to lessening the fill-up of landfills. Imagine a world where land isn’t desecrated for the sake of trash, but preserved for natural environments and habitats. This doesn’t only help impact the health of the planet and various ecosystems, but it benefits people’s health as well. Considering the World Health Organization states the environment as the cause for “almost 20% of all deaths in the WHO European Region,” we can create hugely positive impacts through helping the environment. Reducing waste is a great place to start.

Make the change:

When you work with EcoVue, you’ll get a product that prides itself on reducing waste. The way we package our ultrasound conductive gel makes a powerful impact for the industry as a whole. Where traditional ultrasound gel bottles only dispense 85.5% of their product, EcoVue dispenses 99.5% of the product. This means 1.5 million less containers in landfills, as well as 800,000 less pounds of remaining gel in landfills. Get on board with reducing waste by ordering our ultrasound conductive gel today!

Reducing Emissions

If we’ve learned anything by the increase in smart cars and hybrids and carpooling incentives over the past decade or so, it’s that our carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide emissions have a negative impact on the environment. Specifically, these emissions contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer, an atmospheric layer that protects the earth from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Since this layer has been negatively impacted with the rise in CO and CO2 emissions, this has led to higher global temperatures (known as global warming) and a subsequent slew of problems for the planet.

We know that biking, walking or taking public transportation are better alternatives to driving cars. But even if we do that when arriving to our medical clinic or hospital, how can we further make a difference in reducing emissions?

Make the change:

The packaging of a product can make a huge difference in how it is transported. With a more utilitarian and efficient means of packaging, this requires less transportation of a product (i.e. if you can fit more of a product into a vehicle, you can take less trips). In the case of EcoVue, which was developed with sustainability as its number one objective, there are far less CO2 emissions produced than from transporting ultrasound gel containers. With bottles of ultrasound conductive gel, 113,000 pounds of CO2 emissions are created, compared to the mere 7,000 pounds of EcoVue’s eco-friendly ultrasound gel. Making this simple switch will mean less orders on your end (as the product will last longer), less trips on the end of the distributor, and less of a negative impact on the environment as a whole.

Increasing Renewability

Relying on nonrenewable sources is like withdrawing from a bank account without any depositing—you’re going to run out of money at some point. The most proactive way to combat the constant usage is by giving back, or by utilizing materials that have less of an impact on the environment.

In the medical field, renewable resources are rarely—if ever—encountered. So much emphasis is placed on saving lives (albeit for very good reasons), that implementing environmentally friendly resources is a priority that falls to the wayside. By focusing more on renewability, however, this can save your medical clinic money, as well as harbor sustainability on an environmental level.

Make the change:

With EcoVue at your side, you’re relying on ultrasound conductive gel that’s comprised of renewable materials. To be more specific, EcoVue is produced from 97.8% naturally fermented ingredients, and is also manufactured from organic and renewable resources. Made in California, we are CA Prop 65 Compliant, meaning we work to protect water sources from any toxic substances. By investing in EcoVue for your eco-friendly ultrasound gel, you are making an ethical choice that has positive impacts for all.

Making the shift to an environmentally responsible clinic might seem like a challenge, but it’s one that we know to be positive—in both the short and the long term. This has powerful benefits for the environment as a whole, which benefits all of us as well. Even though it might seem difficult, there’s one simple first step you can take, which is switching to EcoVue for your ultrasound gel of choice. With sustainability and quality as our top priorities, you can rest assured that you, your patients, and even your world will be impacted for the better. Get started with us today!