WRVS shops at NNUH back plastic-bag free day
The WRVS shops at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be going plastic-bag free on Friday March 28 as part of the Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust's campaign.
With most plastic bags having a life of 12 minutes and taking over 400 years to degrade in landfill sites we all have to try and reduce the 13 billion plastic bags used in a year in the United Kingdom.
So hospital staff, patients and visitors will be joining the people of Norwich – both traders and shoppers – and supporting the Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust in saying no to plastic bags on Friday 28th March.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at Colney has two WRVS shops, one at the West Out-patients entrance and another shop in the East Atrium.
Paula Hudson, WRVS manager at the hospital, said: “We're really pleased to be involved in the bag free day. Reducing the number of plastic bags that we use will have a huge environmental impact both nationally and in the local community and hopefully it will encourage more people to reuse bags in the future.”
Anna Dugdale, director of resources at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We can all make a difference if we put our minds to it and we're delighted that WRVS is joining us and many others in Norwich help reduce waste and carbon emissions.”
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust is a partner member of the Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust and is one of only 16 NHS organisations nationally to be working with the Carbon Trust on projects to reduce carbon emissions in hospitals.
For more information about the Norwich Carbon Reduction Trust please visit www.ncrt.org.uk