Recycling and Waste Review Leads to Expansion of Solutions
The Trust were looking for supplementary solutions to add to their recycling
portfolio that would also lead to cost reduction and improve engagement with the
circular economy. Additionally, the Facilities Team were looking to enhance their
reporting system, and to obtain further data relative to specific recycling rates, to
compliment some of the innovative solutions that they have developed.
Sitemark (formerly i-Clean Systems) were engaged to undertake a recycling and
waste benchmarking review across the sites, which included satellite facilities,
within the portfolio. The process examined all submissions, including invoices and
standard operational reporting procedures, along with several visual inspections of
internal and external infrastructure and containers.
Through the resulting report and visual inspections, the Trust recognised that more
of the material they have been producing is recyclable. This has led to the Trust
considering changes in the configurations of its containers and the way these are
managed via the relevant Teams. Opportunities to engage with alternative solutions
have presented themselves, including methods of expanding organic clearances
from the site.
"We have had confirmation that some of our solutions introduced historically are
well ahead of many others in our acute sector of the NHS. At the same time, we
have obtained exposure to additional opportunities to turn some of our streams
into an asset of the organisation. We are now using price comparison sites to
further engage with the circular economy and looking at methods of integrating the
i-Clean findings into our daily service provision"
Tricia Edwards – Waste Monitoring Manager
ABOUT MID CHESHIRE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
The Trust provides healthcare to
approximately 300,000 people across
Cheshire, with more than 4,500 staff.
The Trust is registered with the Care
Quality Commission (CQC), without
conditions, and provides a
comprehensive range of acute,
community, maternity, child health
and intermediate care services.
The Trust’s Estates & Facilities
Division is a Non-Clinical Division that
supports four Clinical Divisions, as
well as community services,by
providing a range of services to
maintain and improve the
environment whilst the Corporate
Division delivers a full range of back
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