Thursday, 29 January 2009

NHS carbon cutting plan launched

An ambitious plan to slash NHS carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 has been launched by ministers. Ideas include using technology to reduce patient and staff travel, and perhaps even reducing the amount of meat on hospital menus.

The NHS accounts for 3% of the UK's "carbon footprint" - making it a bigger polluter than some small countries. The plan, which applies to the NHS in England, calls for 75% of NHS waste to be recycled by 2020...
Well, what an excellent use of the taxpayers' money that was supposed to pay for ... er ... a health service?

Source: BBC

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

Oh, the militant wing of the veggiemunching brigade is all over this like a rash!