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Veolia pledges to boost recycling at NHS Scotland

Veolia's cardboard recycling service

Veolia has won a deal to help NHS Scotland manage its waste and move towards net zero.

The French-owned firm joined the health body’s Recyclates and General Waste Management Framework for the next five years.

Veolia said it would use optimised handling, increased recycling, and treatment of complex refuse streams to boost sustainability performance.

The deal covers all aspects of waste management, from collection to disposal.

Waste streams will be tracked by Veolia’s end-to-end cloud-based system to ensure compliance and traceability through the cycle.

Veolia’s hazardous waste services will be available to all organisations that are part of the framework, including laboratories, hospitals and outpatient clinics.

The service will be supported by Veolia’s mobile chemist service, Chempac, for segregation, labelling, packing, collection, treatment and disposal.

The firm’s managing director Adam Wylie said: “The new framework agreement underpins our commitment to delivering operational excellence with NHS Scotland, as we support them on their journey to net zero.”