Date lodged: 9 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the cost of hospital clinical waste disposal.
Answered by: Shona Robison 23 September 2016
The Scottish Government published the Waste Prevention and Re-use Guide which provides practical advice and guidance on implementing effective waste prevention systems within NHS facilities and includes guidance on clinical waste. It is aimed at hospital and healthcare staff including senior management, waste management officers, sustainability officers and any others interested in promoting resource efficiency in a healthcare environment.