Getting the ball rolling on a domestic level

James Warham's picture

As a long term home heamodialysis patient who's just moved house, I've now come across a suprise, and perhaps challenge of continuing to recycle and process my domestic contaminated and non contaminated waste.

Apart from the shock of discovering my new hospital (Royal Shrewsbury) has no recycling protocol in place for paper/cardboard waste in the unit.
The local authority collection (provided by Veolia in Haringey London), and Veolia Telford and Wreken seem to provide very different services for the same needs.

Formerly, paper, cardboard packing etc, as well as clinical waste bags were collected/recycled, by Veolia in Haringey, presumably heading to the London Waste Co depot.

By comparison, Veolia in Telford and Wrekin, offers no solution for home treatment cardboard, and while bagged hazardous waste is collected, sharps are not.

The journey continues.

James W
 

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Hi James

Jenny Isherwood's picture

Hi James

Would you be interested in writing a blog for the RCP sustainability webpage on sustainability from a patients perspective. If you are or would like some more information drop me an email on jenny.isherwood@rcplondon.ac.uk and we can have a chat.

Jenny

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Jenny

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Jenny

Just sent an email

James

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