environment

The impact of pharmaceutical residues in water is largely unknown and though the evidence base is slowly growing this is somewhat piecemeal. It remains clear that the key problem is […]

It is something of a puzzle that companies managing clinical wastes don’t extend their services to clients by offering to dispose also of confidential paper waste. While for the larger […]

Supporting effective disposal of pharmaceutical wastes from communities makes a substantial contribution to minimising environmental pollution secondary to disposal via sewer and the survival of pharmaceutical residues in wastewater treatment […]

Drug residues present and persisting in natural water is an effective marker for a potentially serious adverse environmental effect. A series of recent studies suggests that pharmaceutical factories are not […]

Love Clean Streets

http://www.lovecleanstreets.com is a new and increasingly popular web-based service whereby individuals can report street scene defects, dumped  litter, fly-posing and other issues to the appropriate local government department. Last updated: Thursday, […]

Apparently, the funeral industry is the second biggest source of pollution after fossil fuel fired power stations, but an alternative to cremation could reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. Last updated: […]

The Hospital Infection Society is presently reviewing the penultimate draft of its guidance document “Guidelines for the Management of Norovirus Outbreaks in Acute and Community Health and Social Care Settings”. […]

“Normanton has become a “dumping ground” for Yorkshire’s waste”. So says ‘environmentalists’ after plans for a new recycling centre that will employ up to 150 people, were approved yesterday, becoming […]

The estimated rate of BBV transmission after sharps injury is widely publicised. For Hepatitis B Virus infections the risk is around 30%, for Hepatitis C 3% and for HIV infections around 0.3% risk. […]

Correct glove use and associated hand hygiene are undoubtedly primary health and safety issues for all of those working right across the waste industries, and for those handling clinical and […]

Sharps waste recycling, and indeed recycling of materials including ATT-processed plastics, latex and metals from non-sharps waste must be an environmentally sound option when compared with incineration alone. It is […]

A new and highly innovative product from Martin Azua offers a green twist to cremation. Despite the increasing popularity of green funerals, cremation is still the primary route for disposal of […]