PARIM regards the wellbeing of our environment and community to be an often overlooked aspect of health care.  Physical and mental illness both exist within social and environmental contexts. As the year goes on, PARIM will be introducing initiatives to demonstrate a commitment not only to the health of individual patients, but to the health of communities and ecosystems.

Residents working at HSC can already participate in two avenues for reducing their waste:


In an effort to reduce waste, consider bringing your own mug to fill up on your beverage of choice, rather than buying a cup that creates more waste. Some venues offer $0.10 off the regular price if you bring your own mug- think of the money you could save! And the environment will breathe a sigh of relief too…




Acceptable containers include:

  • Plastic bottles (water, soft drinks)
  • Tin food cans (rinsed if possible)
  • Plastic milk and juice jugs


Acceptable paper products include:

  • General office paper
  • Newspapers and inserts, flyers and junk mail
  • Magazines, phone books, household paper, shredded paper and envelopes
  • Cardboard egg cartons and paper tubes
  • Flattened boxboard ie. Cereal, cracker, tissue, shoe and packing boxes


Non-acceptable items include:

  • Plastic bags, packaging and cellophane
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Aluminum foil or foil pie plates
  • Foil or foam takeout food containers
  • Carbon type paper
  • Wax covered cardboard (food or beverage containers)
  • Foam packaging, foam egg cartons or foam meat trays
  • Light bulbs, batteries
  • Juice boxes (tetra pack style)

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