Plymouth Community Healthcare has been able to employ two new nurses due to an improved waste management scheme.
The trust saved £60,000 through a new recycling management initiative introduced in 2013. These savings will be used to fund two new nursing positions.
Daniel O'Toole, deputy chief executive at Plymouth Community Healthcare, said: 'Since we started our new waste and recycling strategy with Alpha Logic, we've been thrilled with the results.'
"Our organisation now has the opportunity to add valuable members to our team – a benefit of recycling that was not considered to start with. This saving will not only help us internally, but will also look to benefit the local economy as a whole.'
Neil Stallard, director at Alpha Logic, the Plymouth-based waste management solution provider who has helped make the savings, added: 'We're delighted that Plymouth Community Healthcare is possibly able to expand their team due to the savings achieved and we are looking forward to working with them in the future as they expand over the coming months.'
Plymouth Community Healthcare provides community, physical and mental healthcare for residents in Plymouth.
The recycling strategy implemented by Alpha Logic helped to increase the organisation's recycling output by 60 tonnes per annum, which previously went to landfill.