Powerpoint presentation by Lynn Gibbons, Manager of Sustainable Health SW, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an update of national and regional sustainability news and events, and the new SDU regional maps for carbon reduction and waste and water reduction.
Powerpoint presentation by Gemma Dunn, Public Health Programme Lead from NHS South of England, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an update of the public health transition (including the Health and Social Care Bill and related policy documents), Public Health England and information about a South of England videoconference.
Presentation (PDF format) by Christopher Llewellyn, Medicines Management Pharmacist and Georgina Smith, Corporate Sustainability Manager from NHS Goucestershire, given at the NHS South West Sustainability Network on Thursday, 08 December 2011 in Bristol. The presentation provides an overview a medicines waste programme undertaken by NHS Gloucestershire in November and December 2010. If you would like the powerpoint version, please contact Lynn.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has rolled out its
respiratory inhaler recycling scheme to community pharmacies across the
country following successful trials. The scheme, Complete the Cycle, is run in partnership with
TerraCycle UK and was piloted earlier this year in selected branches of
The Co-operative Pharmacy. The initiative is just one of the steps GSK
is taking to meet its target of having zero waste to landfill by 2020.
NHS Reuse is a simple, secure, web-based system to facilitate
the reuse of furniture and equipment within the NHS, delivering
financial and environmental savings. This 30 minute webinar (starting at 2pm) will cover: the background to NHS Reuse, and why University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and Serco have developed it, a demonstration of NHS Reuse, and how it can help deliver financial and environmental savings through reuse to an NHS Trust, the UCLH case study, demonstrating real savings that have been made through using NHS Reuse. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2DEGREES WEBSITE
About one third of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste, according to a study commissioned by the United Nations food agency, amounting to more than one billion tonnes of waste every year. Consumers in rich countries waste almost
as much food, 222 million tonnes, as the entire net food production of
sub-Saharan Africa. CLICK HERE for the full report.
The revised safe management of healthcare waste guidance document was published by DH last month This is the second edition of this manual, providing an update to Health Technical Memorandum 07-01 first published in 2006. See the PDF below for full detail
People in the south west of England are the most enthusiastic recyclers in the country, according to the latest opinion poll.
Friends of the Earth's new regional recycling league table evaluated
people's attitudes to recycling at home and in the workplace and put all
the regions in order of how much they love to recycle. The south west topped the poll with 77% saying they recycle even if it requires extra effort.
Presentations from Groundwork's annual Environmental Law update, held across the region in 2010. These presentations are from the March event at Bond Pearce in Bristol, and cover a general update on environmental law (including CRC) and an update on the EA's new civil sanctions procedures.
A powerpoint presentation given at the Groundwork Environmental Legislation update in March 2011 Andrew Palfrey, Senior Environment Officer from the Environment Agency. The presentation covers Outcome Focussed Enforcement & Civil Sanctions and explains the new EA system that is concerned with outcomes (e.g. restoration of the environment) rather than outputs (‘normal enforcement response’).