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Cascade Asset Management Becomes "Champion for Change"

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Cascade Asset Management announced that it is the first computer and electronic equipment recycler to commit to the "Champion for Change" program with Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, a landmark initiative to improve environmental performance in health care.

As an H2E Champion, Cascade has agreed to work with hospitals to implement pollution prevention programs aimed at reducing the volume and toxicity of hospital waste. With more than 6,500 hospitals in the US spending more than $5.8 billion per year on technology equipment, there is a growing need to safely and securely manage the older and unwanted computers, televisions, medical devices and other electronics generated by the health care industry each year. Since each color monitor and TV may contain three to five pounds of lead, and laptops and other liquid crystal displays contain mercury, hospitals must carefully consider disposal options for technology equipment.

For more information about Cascade Asset Management, please see www.cascade-assets.com. Cascade’s website provides detailed information and links to resources related to health care and technology equipment retirement and disposal. Cascade currently provides IT asset retirement services to more than 600 institutions nationwide and handles more than 6 million pounds of electronics each year.

For more information about the H2E program, please see www.h2e-online.org. H2E’s website offers pollution prevention tools for hospitals. An H2E listserv provides nearly 1,000 health care professionals with a forum to share technical information and practical strategies for pollution prevention.