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Top 3 Things Every Dental Practice Should Do About Their Waste Starting From Today
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
If you own or work in a dental practice you know what a variety of waste materials are routinely generated during the provision of oral healthcare. Most of these by-products are non-hazardous and can be ...
4 Staggering Facts About Hazardous Waste
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Hazardous waste statistics are not very pleasant to look at. Each year more than 5.2 million tonnes of hazardous waste are produced in the UK - mostly by the construction, chemicals, electronics and lubricant oil ...
Best Practices And Etiquette For Lab Waste Disposals
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Lab waste is waste that is generated from laboratories in a variety of industries and in educational centres such as schools and universities. This waste can be broken down into different categories: - Hazardous; - ...
7 Tips To Manage Your Chemical Waste Disposal
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Chemical waste is a waste that is made from harmful chemicals. It could be a solid, liquid, or gaseous material that displays either a "Hazardous Characteristic" or is specifically "listed" by name as a hazardous ...
Why Hazardous Waste Disposal Can Be A Problem
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Hazardous waste poses substantial or potential threats to the public health and the environment. It does not necessarily mean there is an immediate risk to human health, although with some waste this can happen. Characteristic ...
The 7 Most Common Metals That Can Be Recycled
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Metal recycling involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal from end-of-life products or structures, as well as from manufacturing scrap, so that it can be introduced as a raw material in the production of ...
Precious metal refining do’s and don’ts
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Precious metal refining is the separation of precious metals such as gold and silver from not noble-metalliferous materials. The process for refining precious metals is quite sophisticated and in most cases the intervention of a ...
What is biohazardous waste?
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Laboratories, universities, hospitals and clinics produce different types of healthcare related waste. However, not all of them are considered hazardous for the human / animal health or the environment. Biohazardous waste is any biological waste ...
4 Reasons why gold is an amazing metal and how to recognize fake gold
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
For most people, gold is just a valuable metal used mainly in jewellery for its shine and sparkles. But for others, gold is a wonder material that enables modern life as we know it! At ...
How to properly dispose of paint and consequences for not doing it correctly
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Some types of paint are considered hazardous waste so they need proper and safe disposal. These types of paint can contain heavy metal (or other harmful ingredients), they can be flammable and are not suitable ...
Why every business should have a ‘hazardous waste management plan’
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
When it comes to hazardous waste management, having a disposal plan in place is imperative. Hazardous waste is heavily regulated, and thus cannot just be tossed out with your everyday trash. To know if you’re ...
How to refine gold from your business scraps and make money
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Of all the minerals, gold is probably the more useful thanks to its diversity of special properties. Gold conducts electricity very well, it does not tarnish, it melts at low temperatures making it very easy ...
What Is The Value Of Your Dental Gold?
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
If you run a dental practice or a dental laboratory and you are not selling your scrap precious metals, you may be missing out on some serious cash. In general, the use of precious metals ...
How Do You Dispose Of Healthcare Waste?
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Whether you run a hospital, a general practitioner surgery, a pharmacy or a laboratory, you have to deal with healthcare waste. This includes expired pharmaceuticals, bags and vials containing traces of toxic drugs, spilled liquids ...
5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing Your Precious Metal Refiner
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
Do you know how to choose the right partner to refine or recover your scrap gold, silver, platinum or any other precious metal? This is an important decision as it can have an impact on ...
What Is The Difference Between Offensive And Hazardous Waste?
By Stewart Gillham · 2 years ago
The world of waste can be a tangled web of legislation, regulations and rules, which sometimes are difficult to understand and in which it is easy to get lost. In our 50 years of experience ...