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TCG were hugely proud to have been invited to the House of Lords on Friday 26th April 2019 as part of the East Africa Health Summit, hosted by Lord Dolar Popat of Harrow. Lord Popat was appointed as the UK’ Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Rwanda and Uganda in January 2016.

In amongst its radical healthcare improvement programme, the Ugandan Health Minister is keen to embrace TCG’s innovative Welsh recycling technology, Sterimelt, which has been developed for use in the UK NHS in order to assist in reducing NHS costs and its carbon footprint by turning NHS single use plastic waste into a resource.

Many 1,000s of polypropylene items are in use at any one time, in hospitals across the country, including healthcare consumables such as slide sheets, wraps and patient transfer sheets. 
 
Unfortunately, the majority of healthcare polypropylene consumables are either incinerated or sent to a landfill site.
 
It doesn’t have to be this way. The Sterimelt process can make a positive change for the environment.

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust now has reportedly England’s first polypropylene recycling unit in the healthcare sector

Contrary to information put out by media channels such as the BBC, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is 100% recyclable and 1000's of tonnes of polystyrene are recycled every year in the UK. Re-processed EPS can be manufactured into items such as beach huts, picnic benches, fence panels and picture frames.

The GPT Waste Management White Paper shows cost savings for healthcare estates from improved waste management.

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