#25 JournalChat // What is the Cost of Healthcare on our Environment? With Ms Chantelle Rizan


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Want to know how to be more green at work, but you can only sigh as you plop your 1 millionth item of pristine plastic PPE from that morning into the bin?

Your ears are in the right place.
Today we interview Ms Chantelle Rizan; mountain biker, ENT fellow and environment warrior... She has published numerous articles on the topic of what healthcare does to our environment and, crucially, what we can do to improve it.
0200 Introducing Chantelle Rizan
0630 The situation with our environment
1130 Contribution of the NHS on the situation
1535 Impact of COVID pandemic on this
2130 The issues with surgery / theatres
2800 The role of waste disposal and recycling
3140 What is needed from organisation / government point of view?
3420 What can individual doctor do?
3910 Planetary Health edition of the Bulletin - thoughts and conclusions
4130 Take home points
Articles discussed:

Plastics in healthcare: time for a re-evaluation

The carbon footprint of waste streams in a UK hospital
The Carbon Footprint of Surgical Operations
Using surgical sustainability principles to improve planetary health and optimise surgical services following the COVID-19 pandemic

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