Nitrous - Oxide Waste Reduction Knowledge Sharing Webinar Test Event

7 December 2022 10:30am – 11:30amGMT (+00:00)
Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Reducing Nitrous Oxide waste across the NHS

07/12/2022 2:00 pm to 07/12/2022 3:00 pm

Event Details

This is a knowledge sharing webinar on Nitrous - Oxide Waste Reduction within NHS Trusts in the S/W Region.Nitrous oxide alone contributes 2% of the total NHS England carbon footprint, and 75% of the total anaesthetic gas footprint. For the NHS to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, the carbon impact of nitrous oxide products needs to be tackled.

Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and ozone depleting substance and is widely used within the NHS.  Emissions from nitrous oxide at NHS sites in England totalled approximately 242 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide (ktCO2e) – equivalent to 1.1 billion miles driven in an average petrol car, or 65,000 homes powered for a year.

Waste elimination methods could reduce this by around a third. Tackling this waste will contribute to a healthier planet, improve lives and improve health;  and is in line with NHS NetZero plans.

In this webinar you will hear from key speakers on how they have managed to reduce Nitrous Oxide waste using easy to implement methods; along with new resources and data available to Trusts from the Greener NHS team.



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