Did you know clinical waste is defined in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992?
It means any waste which consists wholly or partly of:
human or animal tissue; blood or bodily fluids; excretions; drugs or other pharmaceutical products; swabs or dressings; or syringes, needles or other sharp instruments;
which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it. And:
any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment care, teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.