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Bournemouth Hospital hosting eco day

By mbarber  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

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THE Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) has been selected to host one of a series of national NHS Sustainability Day roadshows aimed at making the health service more sustainable, sharing ideas and inspiring others to go green.

Delegates from a number of trusts across the south and representatives from national companies will come together for the event on Thursday 6 February, one of six to be held across the country ahead of NHS Sustainability Day on 27 March. Companies such as EDF Energy, Aquafund and The Soil Association will also host presentations and workshops on the day.

The Trust says it has been working hard to promote sustainability and has celebrated a number of achievements to date, including reducing total energy consumption by almost 25 per cent compared to 2007 and becoming a ‘zero waste to landfill’ site during 2013. In addition the Trust will be receiving two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to be used as onsite lease cars to further promote its commitment to sustainability.

A special compostable coffee cup showcasing the Trust’s green credentials has been created by eco-friendly packaging company ‘Vegware’, which supplies the Trust’s catering department. The cup will be available at the roadshow and will also be sent out to other trusts across the country.

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