Let’s Not Waste

Delivered in partnership with Welsh Government

Background and context

How can we minimise waste in all its forms across the health and social care sector?

The health and social care system in Wales is facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a cost-of-living crisis and the global climate emergency. In response, we must develop innovative ways to use all available resources more efficiently.  Reducing waste is a central aspect of the Welsh Government’s Decarbonisation Plan to achieve a net zero public sector by 2030.


About the Let’s Not Waste Programme

The Let’s Not Waste programme will focus upon three main aspects to help secure the necessary changes including:

The programme will be evolutionary and iterative to ensure we are sharing existing good practices and building upon innovative ideas as they evolve. It will provide a focus and concerted effort to engage people within their workplaces and communities, in achieving demonstrable reductions in waste. It will also identify and engage with a network of ‘waste champions’ in Wales and draw on the innovative ideas of Bevan Exemplars, to catalyse a wider movement for change across health and care systems and services.


Programme Delivery

The programme will run from September 2022 to September 2024.

This information provides a brief introduction at the start of the programme.  For further details or to share ideas on reducing waste, please contact the Bevan Commission Team.