hazard

Baling machines, shredders and the like present a significant risk of serious injury to workers in the waste sector. In Thailand, a worker using a baling machine to compress plastic […]

It is claimed that human remains have been found in 100 containers of exported recycling sent from UK to Sri Lanka. The British government – the Environment Agency – has […]

A broken strap is believed to have a caused a Stericycle clinical (medical) waste spill on a road in Pennsylvania on Thursday. It happened around 1pm Thursday afternoon. What a mess! Apparently, a […]

Following up on a recent “expose” in which hospital porters were said to be handling clinical wastes without gloves – or were they – is another and more detailed report, […]

Unsafe waste handling in hospitals

Though we never hesitate to call out bad practice in waste handling across the commercial sector, those tasked with clinical waste management within healthcare establishments too often slip under the […]

An ‘outcry’ has erupted over the disposal of hazardous waste as untrained NHS staff are ordered to deal with ‘clinical rubbish’ So screams the latest Daily Record headline. “Hundreds of staff […]

Harbour House raises concerns after waiting two weeks for clinical waste removal. The West Bay care home is still waiting for their bins to be emptied by contractor PHS, with […]

In Namaimo, Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called to deal with explosive materials found inside sharps container at tent city. Nanaimo RCMP say it was the right call to […]