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Campaign calls on NHS England to step up its support

The NHS Sustainability Campaign is calling on NHS England to do more to support staff who are saving it money. Following last week’s speech by NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens ahead of the Clean Air Summit, the Campaign is calling on Mr Stevens to recognise the hard work already being shown by Estates Managers […]

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NHS Sustainability Campaign partners with Refill company

The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign is pleased to announce a partnership with Refill company City to Sea. The Community Interest Company are campaigning to prevent plastic pollution at source.   City to Sea was founded by Natalie Fee in 2015. Nat is an award-winning author, broadcaster, producer and environmental campaigner. Her expertise is in communicating […]

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Packaging waste ‘immediate priority’ in Defra strategy

Manufacturers of packaging and other consumer products face increased costs for the recycling and disposal of their goods – as government seeks to carry out a major overhaul of the producer responsibility regimes for waste.   The focus on waste costs, which has long been anticipated within the waste and recycling sector, comes as part […]

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Climate change: Report says ‘cut lamb and beef’

The number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced by between a fifth and a half to help combat climate change, a report says. The shift is needed, the government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) maintains, because beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gases. The report foresees an increase in […]

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Popular Sheffield Practice reduces its carbon footprint and wins prestigious award

Dedicated staff at GP practice, Richmond Medical Centre, are celebrating after winning a prestigious environmental award.   The popular centre, in the East of Sheffield, has won the the highly coveted Royal College of General Practitioners’ South Yorkshire Practice of the Year Award for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Dr Honey Smith, speaking […]

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Survey finds 92% of NHS Estate Managers believe Procurement Departments ignoring sustainability

A survey carried out by an independent campaign for the NHS has found significant failure from Boards to support sustainable development. The survey, conducted by The NHS Sustainability Day Campaign, found overwhelming evidence that healthcare professionals are struggling to get investment to drive efficiency within their organisation. Over twenty-six trusts within England participated in the […]

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