The NHS needs more than 'quick wins' to be sustainable

Publication:  The Guardian
Reference:  28 March 2012

The environmental impact of everyday things can be surprising. An iPod Nano, for example, weighs in at just 21g, and yet each one releases around 13kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over its lifetime.

So it is with health care. Although the environmental impacts of health services are not always obvious, the NHS in England alone has a carbon footprint that exceeds emissions from all planes flying out of Heathrow airport, and produces enough sewage to fill Wembley stadium once every 16 days.

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