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Sharps containers at SASH are helping to reduce waste and improve safety

23 September 2022

By RJ Heron

Sharps containers play an important role help to prevent needlestick injuries. When disposing of sharps containers previously both the containers and their contents would have been thrown away for incineration, whereas their new sharps containers from Sharpsmart are multi-use, reducing the amount of waste generated.

Sharpsmart bin size variations

Small steps add up, the Healthier Action Fund deadline is approaching!

17 August 2022

By RJ Heron

Our national NHS target is to reach net zero by 2040, to achieve this many we need innovative ideas to reduce our carbon footprint. If you have an idea on how to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare submit your idea to the Healthier Futures Action Fund for the chance to bring your idea to life.

Small steps add up, the Healthier Action Fund deadline is approaching!

What can I Warp?

28 July 2022

By RJ Heron

Don’t bin items that could be useful to another member of staff or team, upload them to our Warp It reuse network where they can be claimed and reused. This will help us to reduce waste, save money and reduce our carbon footprint.

What can I Warp?

A sustainable Tea Bar in the Heart of Horsham Hospital

21 July 2022

By RJ Heron

Sustainable principles are fundamental to the League of Friends at Horsham Hospital. We paid them a visit to find out more about how they’ve adapted their tea bar, to make it more environmentally friendly and reduce single use plastic use and waste.

A sustainable Tea Bar in the Heart of Horsham Hospital

Sharps containers at Sussex Community have had a sustainable makeover

20 July 2022

By RJ Heron

From giving injections to dressing wounds sharps containers play a crucial role in ensuring potentially dangerous instruments are disposed of safely; which is why we’re delighted that they are now more sustainable.

Image to show new sharps bin colouration

A paper trail to net zero carbon

14 July 2022

By RJ Heron

Our national NHS target to reach Net Zero Carbon by 2040 will mean we have to make some changes to how we work. One easy win is paper; using 100% recycled paper makes a big difference to our carbon footprint.

Shredded Paper

Choose to refuse for Plastic Free July

06 July 2022

By RJ Heron

This month we celebrate Plastic Free July, a global movement empowering millions of people to be the solution to plastic pollution.

Scuba diver 'choose to refuse' graphic

Are you glove aware?

04 May 2022

By RJ Heron

Gloves and other PPE are essential in protecting ourselves and our patients, but how can we think about our glove use in a sustainable way to ensure we also protect the planet?

Gloves used in laboratory

Stop Food Waste Day - Waste not, want not...

27 April 2022

By RJ Heron

Today is Stop Food Waste Day, and were thinking about all the ways we can reduce food waste, and effectively dispose of it in sustainable way.

Orange Peel

Reduce your waste this Easter

13 April 2022

By RJ Heron

Easter is a time of great celebration, but how can we ensure a minimal impact on the environment whilst enjoying it to the full?

Eco Easter

Show the earth some love this Valentine's Day

14 February 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

The Earth needs love too! Every Feb the 14th we create tonnes of waste in the name of Love, let's do it differently for 2022.

earth

Reducing waste with clever ways to reuse

07 February 2022

By Hayley Carmichael

Jessica Lack is a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist with Sussex Partnership and she and her team decided to take a more sustainable approach to managing waste when some gym equipment needed to be updated to meet policy changes. We asked her to share her story…

reuse bag

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