The lighter side

Dump On Us?

Dispose of unwanted items for FREE at the six upcoming Dump On Us events scheduled for 2017!  Visalia City, US, will recycle everything possible and properly dispose of the rest. […]

All things shall pass!

Good news for Yuanzai the Taiwan zoo panda. The hypodermic needle she, or is it he,  swallowed was excreted 24 hours later while defecating. Everybody was relieved to see Yuanzai […]

Some bins just never get emptied!

This might raise a smile – Belfast waste bin that has not been emptied in three years!     http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-waste-bin-that-has-not-been-emptied-in-three-years-31287468.html           Last updated: Tuesday, June 9, […]

The Clinical Waste Discussion Forum has considered placenta disposal on previous occasions. Now another opportunity has been offered, to turn your placenta into a designer photo frame. The mind boggles! […]

A Royal Arrival?

No, we are not ready just yet to welcome the new Royal baby, but to ponder on press reports of the scrum of reported and photographers assembled outside the main […]

A Crossword of Waste

OK, it’s not The Times crossword, but the January 2013 Clinical Waste Discussion Forum Crossword of Waste is here, to amuse and frustrate. Many of the answers are straightforward, with others […]

We have, on the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum, campaigned against syringe pens, the child’s toy that masquerades as a blood-filled syringe and needle and which has been responsible for several serious scares, […]

It now seems that the Mayan prophecy turned out to be wrong, and the world really didn’t end yesterday. So now that we can all start to relax again and get […]

  Recognise this? Yes? It’s a sack of clinical waste (medical waste) after autoclave sterilisation. But is it art? Well, yes it is. San Antonio artist Sarah Sudhoff continues her exploration […]

Language translations are back! Blenkharn Environmental operates internationally, and web site statistics show that we have many visitors to the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum for all parts of the world.  Page translations are […]

“As Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the capital city’s premier government hospital, completes inquiry into the recent theft of scores of discarded blood bags on its premises, heads are […]

A Word Search of Waste

  This Word Search of Waste first appeared in Volume 10 of the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum Newsletter. Answers, and so much more, can be found in the Newsletter archive.   […]

A Word Search of Waste

This Word Search of Waste first appeared in Volume 8 of the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum Newsletter. Answers, and so much more, can be found in the Newsletter archive. Last updated: […]

A Word Search of Waste

  This Word Search of Waste first appeared in Volume 7 of the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum Newsletter. Answers, and so much more, can be found in the Newsletter archive. […]

Advertising flimflam is part of the way of things these days, and we all take it with a generous pinch of salt. In the UK, claims have to be compliant with […]

It is reported that Pete Doherty has used his own blood for artworks at an exhibition. Artwork that has been painted using the musician Pete Doherty’s blood has gone on display […]

Taking work home with you?

Many waste handlers and ancillary workers inadvertently take their work home with them, on contaminated shoes and on dirty clothing. And now, it seems, so do microbiologists! Last updated: Saturday, […]

The illicit disposal of untreated clinical wastes from hospitals and clinics by insecure landfil or direct sale to scavengers and others involved in the recycling and recovery of items for re-use that […]