£1.4 million UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition launched at inaugural UK Plastics Pact Summit

£1.4 million competition to support creative business ideas to stop plastic being thrown away. New WRAP reports show stakeholders opportunities to improve plastic use and recycling. First UK Plastics Pact Summit highlights six-month achievements and showcases Roadmap towards 2025. Summit comes ahead of first Green GB Week* to stimulate action and awareness of green growth. […] the full article

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 […] the full article

R&D for running NHS Estates must be stepped up, conference told

The amount of innovation, research and development put into running National Health Service estates in a more joined-up and efficient manner is “woefully light”, delegates at the Healthcare Estates conference heard this morning.  Simon Corben, director and head of profession, NHS estates and facilities efficiency and productivity division, told attendees: “From an infrastructure point of […] the full article

NHS falling behind on carbon reduction efforts

Latest figures show number of trusts expected to hit government 2020 target down from 41% to 39% Growing pressure on healthcare services is threatening to derail plans to reduce the NHS’s carbon footprint in line with tough government targets. A 32-page Health Check report, published late last month, revealed that, while the NHS had saved more than […] the full article

Caterers make huge savings from cutting food waste

Caterers can expect to save £6 for every £1 they invest in food waste reduction initiatives, according to a new study The research carried out by WRAP and the World Resources Institute (WRI) on behalf of the Champions 12.3 initiative found a compelling business case for food service operators serving hospitals, schools, sports arenas and other […] the full article

Energy Technology could save NHS £130M-a-year, equivalent to 4,000 new nursing jobs

The NHS could save at least £130m per year by updating inefficient and outdated energy systems, according to data released today to mark NHS Sustainable Health and Care Week (25 – 29 June). At a time when NHS budgets are under pressure, the savings are enough to fund more than 4,000 nursing jobs, which could […] the full article