2 December 2019

The Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has been recognised for helping to reduce its impact on the environment.

   Matt Butler and Alex Ford from SaTH

SaTH was highly commended in the waste management category of the Telford BESST Sustainable Business Awards 2019.

The Trust, which runs the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, uses a national IT platform called Warp-It to re-use unwanted resources such as office furniture at no cost and save it from landfill.

In the last four years, the Trust has saved £200,000 and 89 tonnes of Co2 by recycling and re-using.

Alex Ford, who runs the scheme at SaTH, said: “The Trust currently uses Warp-It which allows a community of users to list and claim items that are no longer required within an organisation.

“This enables the Trust to use resources in a sustainable way, reducing our carbon footprint, reducing the need to fill landfill skips and more importantly engaging with our staff and taking them on our environmental ‘Reuse, Recycle, Resource’ journey.

“To be recognised for our efforts by BESST is just fantastic.”

The Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford (BESST) is a partnership between local private and public sector businesses, whose role is to assist businesses to improve their environmental performance and reduce their impact on the environment.