Donate to London’s Air Ambulance when you recycle at NHS Bart’s Health The Royal London Hospital Reverse Vending Recycling Machine.
A reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine supplied by Reverse Vending Corporation installed in the Main Entrance of NHS Bart’s Health The Royal London Hospital rewards you for recycling or you may choose to donate to the London’s Air Ambulance Charity .
The new Reverse Vending Recycling machine installed in the Main Entrance is giving staff, patients and visitors the opportunity to donate to the London’s Air Ambulance. The reVend Reverse Vending Recycling machine issues a reward voucher for every drinks bottle or can deposited into the machine, this voucher can then be used in the hospitals 5th floor restaurant or the coffee shop in the main reception, or you may choose to donate to the London’s Air Ambulance Charity .
It is hoped that over time, this Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) will reduce the carbon footprint of the waste management operation. This will be achieved by reducing waste volumes, on site separation, and through reducing waste collections. This reduction will be measured with the auditable data trail created on an online portal.The programme is part of a wider waste initiative by the Trust aimed at supporting the Trust in improving compliance, knowledge & skills, reducing environmental impact, reducing production and making residual waste a commodity.
By installing the RVM’s, The Trust became the ‘First Hospital Trust in the World to install a ReVend Reverse Vending Machine’. The Tust hope to use this project as a case study for future projects and to set an example to other hospital trusts and businesses as to the possibilities waste can produce.
NHS Bart’s Health The Royal London Hospital have now added a “Donate” function to their unique reVend Reverse Vending Recycling Machine.
At The Royal London Hospital, staff,patients and visitors will now be able to recycle any glass, plastic or aluminium drinks containers and make a donation to the London’s Air Ambulance Charity .
Once returned and deposited through the machine, for each item , the recycler will be offered the choice of a reward voucher or to make a donation to London’s air ambulance Charity.
While managing the waste the Barts Health NHS Trust and Skanska partnership have built links with local business and our contractors, encouraging them to become future proof. Skanska and Barts Health NHS trust are helping to introduce Reverse Vending Machines into the UK Market.
The Barts Health and Skanska partnership are already using the case study to encourage further business growth. Sharing the study with other companies in the hope of sharing environmental best practice.
Operating transparently, the commitment shown is already encouraging future machines for crushing renal plastic bottles. Reducing the shipment of ‘air’ is essential in reducing the carbon footprint and costs of the waste operations.
The Royal London Hospital is a leading, internationally renowned teaching hospital based in east London.
The Royal London Hospital offers a full range of local and specialist services, which includes one of the largest children’s hospitals in the UK with one of London’s busiest paediatric Accident and Emergency departments.
Home to London’s air ambulance, The Royal London is also one of the capital’s leading trauma and emergency care centres and hyper-acute stroke centres.
Barts Health employs and remunerates the advanced trauma doctors who are seconded to the service, as well as providing some direct financial support and the helipad facility for the charity’s operations.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) similarly provide paid paramedics who are seconded to the service. A London’s Air Ambulance advanced trauma paramedic operates from the LAS control room and is responsible for dispatching us to the most critically injured people in London, 24 hours a day.
For further information about London Ambulance Service (LAS) www.londonsairambulance.co.uk/
For further information about The Royal London Hospital www.bartshealth.nhs.uk
For further information about Reverse Vending www.revend.co.uk