Spotlight: Dr Pei Kee Poh – Reducing the plastic tide

Dr Pei Kee Poh won an award at the EMSA Summer meeting 2019, for his project to reduce the plastic waste from single use plastic drinking cups in hospitals.  This innovative project secured funding and sponsorship from a range of organisations in order to provide reusable mugs for all anaesthetists in training and for departments within the East Midlands School of Anaesthesia.

As part of this, Pei Kee led the project to

  • Design the mugs
  • Secure funding and sponsorship
  • Designed and sought approval for an EMSA logo

The intended outcomes of the project are

  • Improve wellbeing
  • Reduce plastic waste
  • Reduce cost
  • Sustain the project through a wellbeing fund