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Why is hazardous waste incinerated?

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Whilst a lot of progress has been made to reduce or recycle hazardous waste, it’s not possible to completely eliminate… Read More

Waste Container Colour Codes Explained

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Waste segregation at the point of generation enables the safe management of healthcare wastes. It is an essential part of… Read More

What is clinical waste and how to dispose of it safely

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Clinical waste as defined by the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) 2012 Regulations state that any waste partly or wholly made… Read More

How to dispose of condemned foodstuffs

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We’re not talking out-of-date food or unsold food; in this article we’ll focus on condemned foodstuffs. Food is condemned due… Read More

Protecting endangered species from illegal trade

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What actions does a zoo or wildlife park need to consider when an animal in their care passes away? The… Read More

Benefits of Outsourcing Residential Clinical Waste Collections

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It is the responsibility of local authorities to provide a clinical waste collection service for householders. This responsibility provides a… Read More

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE)

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Each year WEEE recycling increases which isn’t surprising when you consider that every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of… Read More

What is ADR compliance and why is it important?

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What is ADR? ADR or the Accord européen relative au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route is an international… Read More

How to dispose of sharps containers?

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There isn’t a single process for disposing of sharps containers.  The required process depends on how the sharps waste was… Read More

What is considered infectious waste and how should it be processed?

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In the healthcare and veterinary industries there are numerous challenges when it comes to waste management. Consequently healthcare activities carers… Read More

What is hazardous waste and how should it be processed?

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Hazardous wastes are wastes with properties that make it an oxidising agent, flammable, irritant, harmful, toxic, carcinogenic, corrosive, infectious, mutagenic… Read More

What happens to counterfeit goods after they are confiscated?

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Across markets up and down the UK there is a cat and mouse game between unscrupulous traders and Trading Standards… Read More

What is Offensive Waste?

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The main sources of offensive waste are from human and animal healthcare sectors. Any waste that isn’t infectious and doesn’t… Read More

What is an EWC Code?

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What is an EWC Code? The short answer to what is an EWC code is the code used to identify… Read More

What are animal by-products and how are animal by-products treated?

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It may sound an obvious question, but what are animal by-products? The answer isn’t as straight forward as you may… Read More

How Do You Dispose of Pharmaceutical Waste?

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What is Pharmaceutical Waste? When looking at the disposal of pharmaceutical waste it is important to note that pharmaceutical waste… Read More

Has the reputation of poultry and egg producers been broken?

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The poultry industry has faced a mixed few months. There have been scandals and accusations of illegal processes. For example,… Read More

What does an egg sandwich, a container load of meat and animal hide have in common?

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Sorry, I don’t have a punch line for you… If you want to send me yours please do. In answer… Read More

Integration of services with retail pharmacy is creating its challenges for waste management

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The general public is becoming more comfortable in using their local pharmacy for more and more services.   This includes the… Read More

Contaminated eggs means food crime is again in the news

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The egg contamination story continues with the Food Standards Authority increasing their estimate from 21,000 contaminated eggs to 700,000 eggs… Read More

Disposal of Out of Date Medicine

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As individuals not enough of us know how to dispose of out of date medicine properly! Lloyds pharmacy conducted a… Read More

Is waste incineration a dirty word?

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  Over the past few years there has been a consistent effort to reduce, reuse and recycle to stop waste… Read More

What do you do with a container load of spoilt meat?

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Your business imports meat or other foods. For reasons outside of your control you may find yourself needing to dispose… Read More

Changes to Environment Agency Hazardous Waste Regulations

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From the 01 April 2016 the registration of premises with the Environment Agency is no longer required. Producers of hazardous… Read More

APHA Conference 2015 Round Up

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We are pleased to have been able to sponsor another successful year at the Association of Port Health Authorities Annual… Read More

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