We separate our waste streams to ensure that we are recycling waste where possible and have a dedicated commercial recycling collection to assist this.
We try and re-use items wherever possible. That may be re-using clean bandaging material where possible or re-sterilising plastic equipment to prolong it use. We have an ethylene oxide steriliser on site which allow us to do this to the highest standard.
We try and purchase consumable items that have the least impact. For example, we have recently started stocking biodegradable vinyl gloves.
We try where possible to be paperless with over 95% of our invoices go out via email. - We plan to start advising our suppliers where excessive packaging is used to try and reduce the waste we generate.
Redesigning our phone system to run through existing software, thereby negating the need for additional hardware purchase/waste.
Reusing boxes, packaging and envelopes in the office.
Refilling small containers from large ones (Hibiscrub/hand sanitiser etc).