Reducing Nitrous Oxide waste across the NHS

16/11/2022 2:00 pm to 16/11/2022 3:00 pm

Event Details

Nitrous oxide is a potent greenhouse gas and ozone depleting substance and is widely used within the NHS.  Emissions from nitrous oxide at NHS sites in England totalled approximately 242 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide (ktCO2e) – equivalent to 1.1 billion miles driven in an average petrol car, or 65,000 homes powered for a year.

Waste elimination methods could reduce this by around a third. Tackling this waste will contribute to a healthier planet, improve lives and improve health;  and is in line with NHS NetZero plans.

In this webinar you will hear from key speakers on how they have managed to reduce Nitrous Oxide waste using easy to implement methods; along with new resources and data available to Trusts from the Greener NHS team.


  • Pete Waddingham – National NetZero Lead – AHSN Network – Welcome and Introduction
  • Marc Beaumont – Head of Sustainability – Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust -Hull Women’s and Children’s Entonox waste reduction project.
  • Becki Taylor-Smith/Sophie Lentzos – Greener NHS  – Demonstration of  the Nitrous Oxide toolkit