clinical waste disposal

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 […]

Norovirus

Since the beginning of November 2010, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has recorded 43 outbreaks of norovirus infection in hospitals. Of these, 39 have led to ward closures. Last updated: Thursday, […]

While the NHS stands by to bear its share of funding cuts, lean purchasing will become ever more important in order to save money. Nothing will, or should be, exempt […]

News of the Demolizer® II, a desktop waste sterilizer based on dry heat sterilization in a sealed collecton box, combined with plastic encapsulation of sharps, suggests that sales are high […]

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 […]

Where have all the needles gone?

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 […]

A truck carrying medical waste rolled over on Route 4 in Torrington at Pothier Road, Connecticut, on Friday 10 December. Last updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

While the environmental pressure group Health Care Without Harm is supporting a group of US nurses to improve source segregation to minimise ‘red bag’ or clinical waste volumes, some tough […]

Yorkshire waste management companies GW Butler and 707 Resource Management have joined forces in a partnership deal to pursue a national expansion plan. Last updated: Thursday, January 6, 2011

“Half a ton of pharmaceutical manufacturing waste has been ‘diverted’ from the manufacturing site, enough to make more than $41 million worth of methamphetamine. Last updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

“Police suspect discarded biomedical material could be finding its way into city hospitals to be reused; say possibility of doctors being involved in racket cannot be ruled out. Last updated: […]