Carbon footprint - is the NHS the corporate Bigfoot?

Foss, Tara D.
February 2007
British Journal of Nursing;2/22/2007, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p201
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the interest of the British National Health Service (NHS) and the British Department of Health in their impacts on the environment. She mentions the amount of waste that is being produced by the NHS in Great Britain. She states that the Carbon Trust launched a program to help the NHS reduce its carbon footprint.


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