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Tackling the Tsunami of plastic in the NHS

With the NHS producing around 590,000 tonnes of waste per year, Leicester Children’s Hospital has recognised the need to take action and has implemented a strategy to reduce its impact on the environment. So, how can hospitals make a difference?

With the NHS producing around 590,000 tonnes of waste per year, Leicester Children’s Hospital has recognised the need to take action and has implemented a strategy to reduce its impact on the environment. Dr. Sanjiv Nichani OBE and Dr. Sahil Nichani reveal how hospitals can make a difference and deliver change.

The NHS produces higher than the global average emissions for healthcare and is responsible for 5.4% of the UK’s total carbon emissions with the average in the developed world being around 4.4%1 The annual emissions output from the NHS is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 11 coal fired power stations2 or looked at another way the NHS produces the same amount of carbon dioxide as 800,000 space launches

 Recent data showed that the NHS produced nearly 590,000 tonnes of waste in 2016-17, which was equivalent to 5.5kg of waste per patient per day.

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