Move up the waste hierarchy – dispose of less, reuse and recycle more.
Use of re-usable Sharpsmart containers throughout most of the Trust, rather than disposable sharps boxes.
Implementation of the non-infectious (tiger bag) waste stream. 60% of our clinical waste is now consigned as non-infectious. This reduces the environmental and financial cost of treating this waste.
Recycle over 40% of our waste. Recycling facilities are available in most areas and we are working towards improving facilities where they are not currently available.