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A Complete Guide to Sharps Disposal

What are Sharps?‘Sharps’ is a medical term for any device with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut the skin. This includes needles, syringes, scalpels, razor blades, phials, glass and... Read more

Brush up on your dental waste knowledge

More than any other healthcare provider, dental surgeries produce a significantly large amount of hazardous waste[1]. If dental waste is not managed correctly, it can end up in water streams and... Read more

Maintaining a healthy workplace - World Health Day 2019

It is alarming to think that in the 21st century over half of the world’s population don’t have access to basic health services with 11.7% of people worldwide spending at least 10% of their... Read more

Are gloves clinical waste?

Disposable, single-use gloves are a key element of personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing, designed to limit the wearer’s exposure to substances that could endanger their health. This is... Read more

The importance of proper drug disposal

International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit TraffickingThe 26th June marks the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This day is organised by the United Nations and... Read more

What Is Clinical Waste & Why Is Its Management Important?

It is widely known that immunisation saves lives, but have you ever considered the question ‘what IS clinical waste’ which is produced from mass vaccination programmes... Read more

Don’t fall flat on sharps injuries

100,000 sharps injuries occur within NHS hospitals each year, and are a well-known safety risk in the health and social care sector, which puts many people’s... Read more

Waste Not, Want Not – Where does your clinical waste actually go?

Professionals are specially trained and equipped for the regular collection and management of clinical waste. But we pay little attention to where our waste goes after this point. In this blog,... Read more

Are we disposing of medicines safely?

When a doctor prescribes medicines for you in order to treat a medical condition they set the dose and the length of time plus the number of pills the patient should take. Why is it then that an... Read more

You need a pre-acceptance waste audit and you don’t even know it

Businesses evolve over time and so do regulations and many organisations are blissfully unaware that they could be breaking the law and putting their business, and the people within them at risk. To... Read more