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Practice Protocols
A responsible attitude to waste disposal
  1. Hugh Gillies

    Hugh Gillies is managing director of DOOP (Destruction of Old Pharmaceuticals) Services. He previously worked in the animal health industry before purchasing the company in 1997. He holds the Waste and Management Industry Training Advisory Board NVQ, and DOOP Services is BSI accredited to IS09002.


IT is the responsibility of veterinary surgeons to ensure that all waste produced by a practice is disposed of correctly and by a licensed waste management contractor. In this article, Hugh Gillies looks at how different types of waste are categorised and at the legal requirements for dealing with clinical and special waste.

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