Medical waste processor SteriHealth has defended the Queensland Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011, disputing claims by business rival Ace Waste that they contradict the Act and allow for the inappropriate disposal of medical waste.
The dispute stems from one company interpreting regulations differently from a competitor, who then perceives that the have gained an unfair advantage. Continue reading “Queensland waste regulation divides companies” »
Data for Western Australia shows that, through needles and syringe programs (NSPs) around 3.5 million needles & syringes are distributed annually. Most of these are distributed to IV drug users (IDUs) as part of an entirely rational public health policy that is intended to reduce the transmission of bloodborne virus infection in this group. There is much evidence that the policy is successful, and Australia is to be applauded for taking the lead. Continue reading “Where have all the needles gone?” »