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Putting healthcare food waste in the spotlight ( - 12/12/2017)

Health and environment groups call for EU law to tackle pharma waste (Politico - 17/11/2017) [paywall]

EU urged to tighten controls on pharma pollution (ENDS Europe - 17/11/2017) [paywall]

Declaration expressing concern about pharmaceuticals in the EU environment signed (Hospital Healthcare Europe - 17/11/2017)

Opinion: Why the healthcare sector is prescribing climate action (Deutsche Welle - 13/11/2017) [Also available in German: DE]

Members of the EU Food Platform urge European Council to set food targets now (Resource Efficient Business - 06/11/2017)

Programme for the 'Congreso de Restauración Colectiva 2017' (Republica - 18/10/2017) [Spanish]

Recommendations for the purchase of healthy and sustainable food in hospitals (Restauración Colectiva - 13/09/2017) [Spanish]

The transition in actions (Fondation Carosso - 11/09/2017) [French]

Minamata Convention on Mercury Enters into Force (Environment News Service - 16/08/2017)

A report from HCWH Europe collects best practices of food in the health sector (Geriatric Area - 11/09/2017) [Spanish]

Germany launches sustainable chemistry centre (Chemical Watch - 24/07/2017) [paywall]

Europe's new AMR action plan falls short of high hopes (Politico - 29/06/2017) [paywall]

Becton Dickinson reports progress on substitution (Chemical Watch - 16/06/2017) [paywall]

NGOs urge dentists: implement EU mercury ban immediately (Chemical Watch - 28/04/2017)

MEPs vote to boost recycling rates and limit food waste (Euractiv - 14/03/2017)

Medical technology: Advancing too fast for its own good? (EU Observer - 08/02/2017)

EU agrees dental amalgam ban in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women (International Dental Products for China - 01/02/2017) [Chinese]


Europe to Decide On Use of Mercury in Dentistry (allAfrica - 06/12/2016)

EU NGOs repeat calls for dental amalgam ban (Chemical Watch - 02/12/2016)

UK Called Upon To Phase Out Dental Amalgam (Blue & Green Tomorrow - 02/12/2016)

New Film Showcases Health Care's Mission to Protect People and the Planet (NHS SDU - 28/11/2016)

PMMT presenta el proyecto de innovación Friendly Materials en CleanMed Europe 2016 (PMMT present the innovation of friendly materials project ath CleanMed Europe 2016) [Spanish] ( - 26/11/2016)

Le mercure delaisse pour combler les caries? (Mercury no longer used to fill cavities?) [French, paywall] (Le Soir - 09/11/2016)

The unhealthy emphasis on economics (Adela Maghear in ChemicalWatch Global Business Briefing - October 2016) (online article [paywall])

Healthy and sustainable hospital food at Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen (Food for Life - 27/10/2016)

New WHO policy paper reviews opportunities to promote environmental sustainability in health systems (WHO - 20/10/2016)

Denmark inspires sustainable health [Danish] ( - 19/10/2016)

The PVC Free Blood Bag Project at CleanMed Europe 2016 (MELITEK - 03/10/2016)

October events (Sustainable Procurement Platform - 10/2016)

Workshop on sustainable and healthy food in healthcare (Refresh - 09/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 event listing ( - 09/2016)

Pharmaceuticals Policy Officer - Adela Maghear, discusses AMR on Slovakian radio "Klebisella vs Hospitals 1-0" [Audio] (RTV Radio - 16/08/2016)

CleanMed Europe: Europe's Leading Conference on Sustainable Healthcare (MediLinkUK - 08/07/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 (MediLinkUK - 07/07/2016)

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Spark Controversy ( - 02/07/2016)

Council and Parliament reach deal on medical devices regulations (Chemical Watch - 21/06/2016)

Hazardous substance limits agreed for medical devices (ENDS Europe - 20/06/2016)

CleanMed Europe 2016 in Copenhagen [Swedish] (Swedish Doctors for the Environment - 02/05/2016)

Antibiotics are becoming less effective, and new drugs are urgently needed (Politico - 25/02/2016)

HCWH Europe featured on Dutch TV show 'Radar' speaking about EDCs in medical devices (NPO - 08/01/2016)

HCWH Climate Change & Health Care Conference, Paris 2015 (Das Krankenhaus - 01/2016)



Anja Leetz at the Clinic of the Future Conference, June 2015 (Das Krankenhaus - 08/2015)

Using Procurement to Improve the Sustainability of Healthcare (EC GPP News Alert - 12/10/2015)

ICCM4 Agrees Post-2020 Process (Chemical Watch - 05/10/2015)

Prevention is Still Better than Cure (CPME Newsletter - 01/10/2015)

Evidence for EDCs 'more definitive than ever' (Chemical Watch - 29/09/2015)

Council set to oppose medical device EDC ban (ENDS Europe - 06/07/2015)

Article on the report 'Bad Medicine' (EurActiv - 12/06/2015)

Short feature under Zoom in on healthcare procurement (European Commission GPP News-Alert - 04/2015)

Dutch TV programme alleges syringes leak BPA and BADGE (Chemical Watch - 31/03/2015)

Alternatives to BPA in medical devices needed – experts (ENDS Europe - 02/01/2015)


Legal actions dogs phthalate's European authorisation (Chemical Watch - 27/11/2014)

Hospital innovation partnership set to deliver high quality, sustainable patient care (Guardian - 13/11/2014)

The WIDES Database (EMH Magazine - 11/2014)

Pharmcautical trade Body and Health Care Without Harm Europe conclude Joint Debate to Work Towards Solutions for Pharmaceuticals in the Enviornment ( - 27/10/2014)

EU leaders set 2030 climate, energy targets (ENDS Europe - 24/10/2014)

NGO releases Spanish and Italian versions of EDC leaflet (Chemical Watch - 11/09/2014)

Dans les poches des transfusés, du sang et phthalates ( - 09/08/2014)

Declare climate change health emergency, say charities (RTCC - 29/08/2014)

Saicm releases stakeholder comments on pharmaceutical pollutants (Chemical Watch - 13/08/2014)

Health NGO launches questionnaire on safer medical devices (Chemical Watch - 03/07/2014)

EU procurement criteria for medical devices overlook BPA (Chemical Watch - 02/07/2014)

Minska ljudnivåerna på sjukhus - den största utmaningen för hälso- och sjukvården i Europa (MyNewsDesk - 24/06/2014)

Call to harmonise pharmaceutical waste collection and disposal (European Environment & Packaging Law - 12/02/2014)

Unused Pharmaceuticals Where Do They End Up? ( – 11/02/2014)  

Medical waste rules should be harmonised - study (ENDS Europe - 10/02/2014)

NGO calls for improved nanomedicine EU regulatory framework (Chemical Watch - 16/01/2014)

Parliament backs new public procurement laws (ENDS Europe - 15/01/2014)

Nano health products 'require better regulation' (ENDS Europe - 14/01/2014)

ECHA publishes comments on phthalate authorisation consultations (Chemical Watch - 14/01/2014)


MEP vote is 'progress' towards making medical devices safer (The Parliament - 23/10/2013)

Global treaty on mercury formally adopted (ENDS Europe - 11/10/2013)

Appel de l'OMS pour éliminer les thermomètres à mercure (Le Monde - 11/10/2013)

WHO launches drive against mercury thermometers (France 24 - 11/10/2013)

Healthcare procurement must not come at expense of environment, health and workers' rights (The Parliament - 01/10/2013)

MEPs vote to ban phthalates, EDCs from medical devices (Chemical Watch - 26/09/2013)

MEPs agree medical devices restrictions (ENDS Europe - 26/09/2013)

Rebranding Climate Change as a Public Health Issue (TIME - 08/08/2013)

Call for end to hazardous chemicals in medical devices (Chemical Watch - 1/07/2013)

Call to restrict chemicals in medical devices (ENDS Europe - 27/06/2013)

EU report stresses the need for new approaches to environmental health (GHP Blog - 23/06/2013)

Anja Leetz, Executive Director, Health Care Without Harm Europe (Research Europe – 06/06/2013)

Analysis: Health Care Without Harm Europe (International Innovation Magazine - 20/04/2013)


How does reducing carbon emissions directly benefit health in the EU? (TckTckTck - 10/07/2012)

Creating a greener and healthier Europe: a policy blueprint (Public Service Europe -30/04/2012)

The climate is changing – is Europe ready? (The European Policy Centre - 09/2012)

An International Organization for Greener Medical Practices (Ways2GoGreen - 14/09/2012)

Cut emissions, boost health (European Voice - 02/02/2012)


Are manufacturers getting the green signals? (Medical Device Network - 02/12/2011)

US Healthcare organisations cooperate on safer chemicals procurement tool (Chemical Watch - 02/11/2011)

Parliament committee backs 30 per cent carbon emissions target (The Parliament - 24/05/2011)

Exposure survey highlights need for global mercury ban (Toxics Alert - 02/2011)

Environmental NGOs call for strong mercury treaty in Japan (Chemical Watch - 24/01/2011)


Higher Co2 reduction target 'will save on EU health budget' (The Parliament - 15/09/2010)

Health groups renew push for 30% CO2 target (ENDS Europe – 15/09/2010)

Greenhouse Gas Emission Cuts Promise Health Benefits (Scientific American - 14/09/2010) 

Health Dividend Seen in Deeper Emission Cuts (The New York Times - 13/09/2010)


Study examines toxic chemicals in US health workers (Chemical Watch - 15/10/2009)

Health impacts ‘must influence’ climate deal (ENDS Europe – 06/10/2009)

Climate change doesn’t just affect the planet – it has human consequences as well (The Irish Times 08/12/2009)

Health Care Without Harm Europe Releases Green Procurement Guide (Healthcare Design - 18/09/2007)

Parliament votes in favour of waste recycling over incineration (Euractiv - 14/02/2007)