WINNER: AstraZeneca and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Asthma Inhalers

Short-acting beta agonist (SABA) inhalers account for 70 per cent of the total carbon footprint of all inhalers in the UK and uncontrolled asthma has a higher carbon impact than controlled asthma. Frequent SABA use is a feature of uncontrolled asthma and is associated with increased risk of asthma attacks. Reducing SABA over-use can achieve important outcomes for both patients and the environment.

The SENTINEL collaboration between NHS providers, the University of Hull and AstraZeneca uses a co-designed intervention to identify and address SABA over-use to improve asthma outcomes and reduce asthma’s environmental impact.

Highly commended:

  • gbpartnerships group and Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and Cheshire East Council: Collaborative Approach to Sustainability


  • PA Consulting, Axion, The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Renolit and Cambridge University Hospitals: Rethinking Plastic Waste in NHS hospitals for a More Sustainable Future