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November 2021

Sustainable waste disposal: the journey of a nappy

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever wondered what happens to nappies once they are thrown away? Read our blog below for some insights into the journey of the nappy, and advice on responsible disposal solutions for...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
November 2021

Why your hospital should worry about proper food waste disposal

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Read our latest blog to find why you should worry about food waste in your hospital or care facility, and how reducing waste and correct disposal can save money and mitigate risk.  

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Food Safety and Food Processing, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
October 2021

How to dispose of COVID-19 waste

Written by Lemay Rogers

Our most recent blog takes a look at the medical waste generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we should be doing to dispose of it responsibly. 

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Hygiene and COVID-19, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
September 2021

The Initial guide to office etiquette: snotty tissues

Written by Nathalie Leblond

While you shouldn't go into the office while sick we know that going in with a slight cold or hayfever is not out of the norm. Read our latest etiquette guide for the office: what to do with those...

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Workplace Hygiene, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
June 2021

Round up: mask care and disposal

Written by Nathalie Leblond

This blog post is a round-up on masks including mask-wearing, care, and the environmentally friendly disposal of face masks. 

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Hygiene and COVID-19, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
February 2020

Are you disposing of health care risk waste correctly?

Written by Peta Florus

We’ve all - at some stage in our lives - been to a medical practice or hospital for a blood test, injection or even a procedure. Have you ever taken note of how the needles and other medical waste...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
November 2019

World Diabetes Day: What you should know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently, a friend of mine’s Grade 1 daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She had been unwell on and off and was eventually hospitalised after spiking a fever, at which point the diabetes...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
October 2019

3 good reasons why Initial should be managing your sanitary waste

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at whether your company has to provide sanitary bins for female employees, as well as how to ask your boss that awkward question about new sanitary bins.  It’s...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene

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