University Hospital Bristol NHS Trust and the Bristol and Weston Procurement Consortium are committed to supporting the transition to a circular economy. Working with our clinical staff we have identified an unmet need for solutions to support a transition to zero-waste operating theatres.
"Plastic is an extraordinary material and has an important role to play in modern healthcare. However, the current volumes of plastic that ends up in waste streams has a significant environmental impact and is detrimental to health. The Trust is committed to taking positive action and to working with other hosptials and suppliers to eliminate unnecessary plastic, reduce plastic waste and increase the amount entering circular material flow " Sam Willitts, Head of Sustainability, UHBW
The requirement is for solutions and alternatives products that will support the transition to Zero Waste Operating Theatres in line with the waste hierarchy by:
Project contact: Sam Willitts