Sustainability Blog

Welcome to the NuGreen Sustainability Blog.

Here you can find educational and informative blogs covering all areas of sustainability from the circular economy to sustainable data usage to Scope 3 emissions. 

Check out the latest blogs below.

Blog Articles

Getting to grips with sand...

Introduction The manufacturing and construction industry is the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide, behind transport (2nd), and energy and heating (1st).[1] There...

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How to Measure and Reduce Scope 3 Emissions.

Introduction Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain and are important because they often represent the largest source of the company’s carbon footprint a...

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The 15 Categories of Scope 3 Emissions

Introduction Measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a company’s value chain can be complex and challenging. However, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) provides technical guidance on how to me...

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What Are Scope 3 Emissions and Why Are They Important?

Many businesses today are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and recognise their place in participating in the global fight against climate change. Yet, to do this, business...

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Resource Special: The Impact of Silicon

Introduction Silicon is intrinsic in our lives due to its conductivity, numerous applications, and abundance in our natural world. Silicon is used both in its natural elemental form and as a man-ma...

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The Impact on Healthcare Sustainability with Good Data

Good data in healthcare sustainability is necessary to drive conservation improvement efforts, increase cost efficiencies and design care strategies that embed environmental considerations.[i]  The...

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“Unlocking the incredible power that data possesses”: What is the NHS doing to improve data quality?

The NHS are aware their data analytic efforts need improving as ‘better use of data’  is an integral part of their Long-Term Plan. [1] This plan sets out aspirations to develop their healthcare ser...

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What are the solutions to the NHS data issues?

Healthcare professionals would benefit from greater clarity around the standards required for measuring environmental impact from NHS leadership. The best way to create a standardised approach to w...

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What are the current concerns with NHS Data?

As the NHS strives towards its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, it faces several challenges in leveraging their data to its full advantage. Effective data management and analysi...

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Exploring the Benefits of Enhancing NHS Data

The first question to ask when endeavouring to make improvements in the management and analysis of healthcare data is what is the objective? Why bother making amendments if there is already an adeq...

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Sustainable Packaging: Why It Matters and How to Achieve It?

We’ve all been there. Opening our latest online order to be greeted with an excessive amount of packaging and feeling frustrated it’s something we cannot control. The value of online retail sales i...

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Reusable versus Disposable Plastic Devices in the NHS and Healthcare Sector

At first glance it seems like the debate on reusable and disposable plastic in the NHS is an obsolete discussion.  We’ve all seen the headlines warning us how unsustainable and terribly polluting p...

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Why we need to think circular - What is the Circular Economy?

The circular economy is based on 3 principles (definition from Ellen Macarthur foundation) Elimination of waste and pollution Circulating both products and materials at the highest value Regenerat...

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