Nairn Healthcare Group is passionate about climate change and doing what we can to help the environment.
As a practice, we have made significant changes to the way we work to do our little bit for our wonderful planet.
- Nairn Healthcare has purchased an electric bike and an electric car for home visits.
- We also have a “car share” scheme involving our employees from Inverness sharing lifts to help reduce carbon footprint.
- Staff living locally are also encouraged to walk/cycle to work.
- Completed the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge in 2020 to reduce carbon emissions and for health and wellbeing benefits too. The challenge encouraged the workforce cycling or walking to work instead of easily just jumping in the car.
Recycling and Waste
- Recycling bins available in every consultation room and office to encourage recycling of paper and plastic
- Water cooler now has melamine reusable glasses for reuse rather than throwaway plastic cups
- Our printers have all been set to print double-sided so stop paper waste and we also use recycled printer paper
- Toilet rolls and hand towels are made from recycled paper
- Used/Unwanted Inhalers
Did you know that your inhaler contains propellant gases (powerful greenhouse gases)? These gases remain in the inhaler even when it appears to be empty. These can be harmful to the environment if just popped in the bin as the gases are released.
Nairn Healthcare can now dispose safely of your used inhaler (as can the pharmacies), please just return any used or unwanted inhalers to the Reception Desk and we will do the rest!
- Dry Powder Inhalers
Dry powder inhalers (DPIs) are much better for the environment than aerosols. One aerosol inhaler has a carbon footprint to 175 miles of driving (Nairn to Dumfries) compared to the dry powder option which is 4 miles (Nairn to Cawdor).
Please speak to the Asthma/COPD nurse at your next routine appointment to see if you are eligible for the switch.