Call for papers

Innovations that can reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment

Healthcare is one of the most polluting industries, responsible for nearly 5% of total global greenhouse gases and generating over a tonne of waste
per hospital bed each year. The COVID-19 pandemic has also greatly exacerbated the use of single-use plastics which have limited potential for
recycling.

 

As we tackle the wider challenges of climate change the greater adoption of innovations that can tackle the impact of healthcare on the environment
are needed.

Kindly supported by our strategic partner the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), BMJ Innovations is planning a special supplement in June
2022 to showcase the innovations that can reduce the impact of healthcare on the environment.