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Recycling project launched


The RD&E has launched a three month recycling pilot – tapping the hospital potential to reduce the amount of waste which goes to landfill.


Devon Contract Waste Limited has partnered with the RD&E and put in the main catering outlets at the Wonford hospital site recycling bins and bags for plastic bottles and drinks cans.

Managing Director of Exeter-based Devon Contract Waste Limited Simon Almond said: “The RD&E is a community with a high number of staff and members of the public working and using the hospital services. The RD&E has great potential for reducing the amount of waste it sends to landfill. We are delighted that the RD&E recognises this potential and hope the recycling activity will go from strength to strength.”


RD&E Catering Manager Martin Armstrong said: “Colleagues do want to recycle more and recycling has become a normal activity at home so we hope that this pilot will demonstrate benefits for the environment but also for the public purse if less waste is sent to landfill. Bins and bags for recycling plastic bottles and cans will be put in the catering outlets in the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre outpatients, Waterside cafe outside medical outpatients, the Centre of Women’s Health Fine Fillings café and Oasis restaurant. The Patient Meals service is also contributing to this pilot, for example daily 220 four-pint plastic bottles of milk are used across the Trust which generates a significant amount of bottle waste.”

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