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The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is taking on sustainability as part of its Green Plan, which guides the Trust on its environmental ambitions and delivery. Recent highlights include:

  • The team have developed a ‘Try B4U Buy’ trial for foldable e-bikes. Grant funded, these foldable e-bikes provide staff with a folding e-bike for a trial period, so that they can test whether this commuting experience works for them before perhaps committing to a purchase.
  • The Trust has become a Gold standard Cycle Friendly Employer, and has introduced new cycle storage infrastructure, changing and shower facilities.
  • Northern services conducted a three-month reusable sharps container trial. 722kgs of single use plastic has not been required resulting in a saving of 2114kgs of carbon.
  • The Trust has begun work on developing its adaption plan and is engaged with the University of Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) – in the use of their Local Climate Adaption Tool (LCAT) to support evaluation and local decision making.

How is this helping Devon Reach Net-Zero?

Helping to shift to sustainable transport options.

Goal ED. Procurement by Anchor Institutions Contributes to Net-Zero.

Developing an adaptation plan to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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