Simple tips for busy nursing professionals to reduce waste

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Saving the planet is a big ask on top of everything else nurses and nursing students have to do.

But does it have to such a herculean task? What are the small steps that you can take, personally and professionally, to make a big difference? And could we be better off professionally, financially and, of course, environmentally, as a result.


This episode’s guest is green champion Rachel Ames, a third year nursing student at Bucks New University who has a number of environmental roles, and also set up the Twitter #WeGoGreener with @WeStudentNurses @WeNurses accounts. It encourages students to drive change on sustainability issues.

She tells Nursing Standard editor Flavia Munn about how she combines well-being with environmental work and talks about the actions healthcare staff and students can take in terms of some single-use items in the NHS. They also discuss simple personal steps to take at home - including changes to pet bedding!


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