litter picking

Safer needles that are mandated by EU Directive 2010/32/EU really make a difference. Sharps injuries are reduced, though there is now anecdotal evidence that the implementation of a new safety engineered needle […]

Concern in Hartlepool about several backstreet tattooists operating there. “Several investigations have recently been carried out in Hartlepool into unregistered tattoo and piercing businesses operating out of private homes. “Those […]

Difficult financial times sometimes demand difficult decisions to be made in order to save money. As the recession bites, the number of examples will become more but for now it […]

Love Clean Streets 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, […]

Blenkharn Environmental has considerable experience in the audit and assessment of biosafety and hygiene precautions for waste handlers. Embracing safety enhancements for all of those involved in the generation of a diverse range […]

We have been consistently critical of the poor response by Local Authorities to managing drug litter and of clinical wastes from the community. So, for a change, some good news!  Last […]

Clinical waste sack for railway litter collection

Some people will remember the appearance of yellow clinical waste sacks in litter bins on railway stations across central and eastern Scotland some years ago. Purchased by “mistake” – no […]

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD child received a needle-stick injury at a skate park at Brighton, on Hobart’s northern fringes, yesterday morning prompted a police warning to parents. Last updated: Thursday, December 21, […]

As the UK starts to shiver and snow falls, there is one aspect that impacts on clinical waste management and safety. Discarded sharps, usually a consequence of IV drug abuse, are […]