clinical waste

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: […]

The disposal of placentas, or is that placentae?, is always something of a nuisance. There is an alternative: More local moms taking placentas home It may be processed and consumed […]

There are many impacts to errors in waste segregation and the failure to adequately separate individual waste streams. These include additional costs in disposal, materials  wastage, regulatory intervention and penalties […]