Waste Stories 28/1/2019


The Healthcare Waste and Resources Research Group

1.Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust scoops international recycling award

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has scooped an international environmental award for recycling surplus hospital equipment and furniture, making savings of £80,000.

The Trust has won a Green Apple Award – Gold Level – as part of the recognised International Green Apple Environment Awards for Environmental Best Practice for its work using Warp-it, a national online re-distribution network which aims to reduce waste.

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2. Workshop on circular economy and sustainable procurement models

The Group will be hosting a half-day workshop on the utilisation of circular economy and sustainable procurement models on Wednesday 10 April 2019. The event will be held at Heatherwood Hospital. 

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3. European Solar Award Prize

The European Solar Prize Award aims to recognise outstanding commitment to renewable energy. The Award honours innovative projects and initiatives from all parts of society.

Although no cash prize is awarded, the Solar Prize is considered as an international seal of quality and the winners will gain publicity in the media and the public. New possibilities are also given for networking as well for making new contacts.

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4. The Safety and Health Excellence Awards

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5. The NHS Long Term Plan

Some of the key ideas underpin sustainability: greater emphasis on prevention; patient-centred care; and integration across current silos.

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