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Water refill scheme in Wrexham aims to reduce plastic waste

Image copyright Getty Images Shoppers will be offered free drinking water as part of a plan to tackle plastic waste. Pubs, restaurants and cafes in Wrexham will put up signs offering tap water to refill…

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NHS waste firm to sue health trusts over terminated contracts

Image copyright Science Photo Library The firm at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has announced it is suing health trusts in northern England which terminated its contracts. North Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Services…


A man’s body has been found on waste ground in Glasgow

Image caption The man’s body was found on a footpath on Monday morning Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered on waste ground in Glasgow earlier. Officers were called to…


Fly-tippers using Bonfire Night to dump dangerous waste

Image caption Fly-tipping has been an on-going problem in the Merthyr Tydfil area Fly-tippers are taking advantage of Guy Fawkes Night by dumping hazardous waste on to fires, according to South Wales Fire and Rescue…


RMT union ‘appalled’ by human waste train plan

Image copyright Getty Images The RMT has said it is appalled that newly refurbished trains will dump human waste directly onto train tracks. The rail union said the practice, which had ceased after a deal…


‘Disgust’ after clinical waste found in Swindon street

Image copyright Toby Robson Image caption The yellow biohazard bags containing clinical waste were found in Prospect Place Bags containing IV tubes and “pooled blood” were found in the street by a “shocked” passer-by. Toby…


NHS waste scandal firm has been ‘vilified’, boss says

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of the firm at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has hit back against claims of mismanagement. Garry Pettigrew, managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, told the…


NHS waste handler stripped of contracts

Image copyright Getty Images A firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of waste from hospitals was allowed to pile up at its sites. Health Minister Stephen Barclay said new arrangements…


NHS waste backlog: Criminal probe over body parts ‘pile up’

Image copyright Getty Images A criminal investigation has been launched after a backlog of medical waste including body parts was allowed to build up at six UK disposal sites. It emerged on Thursday that the…


Human body parts ‘pile up’ in NHS waste backlog

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and medical waste is piling up after a disposal company working for the NHS has struggled to incinerate it. The government confirmed the waste…


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