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Recycle inhalers through the Complete the Cycle scheme

Research supported by the SDU revealed that approx 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year and over 63% are placed in domestic waste bins after use, most ending up in landfill. Inhaler manufacturer GSK in partnership with pharmacies across the UK runs an inhaler recycling scheme called Complete the Cycle. Rather than […]

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FA among first to score ‘world’s first’ international waste standard

The Football Association is among the first five organisations to win an international standard for waste reduction which launches today in the UK. The standard – claimed to be the world’s first – also includes a check on whether waste is being managed responsibly. Five UK businesses achieved the Carbon Trust Waste Standard following a […]

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UK firms could save £33bn by generating energy on site

On-site energy generation could help UK businesses save around £33 billion by 2030, a new study claims. It could also contribute to 14% of the nation’s energy needs as well as save 350 million tonnes of carbon emissions, according to energy consultancy Utilyx which commissioned the report. Electricity and heat generated on-site from sources such […]

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to host road show No3

In 2012 NHS Midlands and East worked with the NHS Sustainable Development Unit to promote NHS Sustainability Day through initiatives such as tree planting, cycling schemes and sustainable food sourcing and with the excellent work carried out at Nottingham University Hospitals whom have led the way across the NHS with their achievements Therefore what better […]

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Free places for NHS and Healthcare Staff

As Part of the NHS Sustainability Day legacy, we will be supporting The Trussell Trust Foodbanks across England as we move around the country for the Roadshows. We are asking all delegates attending any of the roadshows to bring along an item of non-perishable food to donate to a foodbank within that region. On December […]

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NHS Supply Chain launches new Sustainable Development Strategy

NHS Supply Chain has launched its new Sustainable Development Strategy for the period 2013-16. Developed in response to the increasing focus on sustainability across operational and procurement activity within the NHS, the new strategy follows the recent NHS Sustainable Development Unit’s (SDU) consultation, “A Sustainable Development Strategy for the Health, Public Health and Social Care […]

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