A Conversation for Rubbish Bags
Vestboy II not playing the Telegram Game at U726319 Started conversation Feb 3, 2004
In the NHS the yellow bag is generally regarded as the clinical waste bag.
As such it should not really receive the old magazines and telephone directories that are routinely thrown in. The reason for this is that clinical waste has to be incinerated. Incinerating clinical waste can cost as much as £300 per tonne. That's 30p per kilo. (about 14p per pound for people across the pond) Imagine the cost of getting rid of a few magazines this way compared with putting them in for recycling!
Also it should not (as hinted at in the article) be used for anything sharp. The solidly constructed Sharps Box/Container is where needles, blades, glass and other pointy objects should be put.
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