Food & Nutrition

18 Kitchen Gadgets That Are a Complete Waste of Money

Electric can opener What’s typically around 5″ x 6″ x 8.5″, has a blade that accumulates grime, and is only for the laziest of us with acres of countertop to spare? Correct, the electric can opener. While the first of its kind debuted in the 1930s, as reported on the interwebs, the modernized 1956 version—in […]

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Waste collection costs double after firm’s collapse

The cost of collecting medical waste from hospitals has more than doubled since the collapse of Healthcare Environmental Services, figures show. The Lanarkshire-based company went to the wall after becoming embroiled in a waste stockpiling scandal. Contingency measures to remove waste from every hospital, GP surgery, dental practice and pharmacy in Scotland were put in […]

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Never Waste Food Again: 9 Genius Ways to Use Up Leftovers

Sweetened condensed milk karins/Shutterstock Sweetened condensed milk can transform a dessert chewy, sweet, and just plain delicious. But if you’ve already got one cake or tray of bars on hand, you probably aren’t rushing to make more sweet stuff (though no judgment if you are). Instead, drizzle a little sweetened condensed milk over fruit for […]

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12 Spring Superfoods That Are a Waste of Money

Healthy Eating Certain spring “superfoods” aren’t worth it—either because they’re not that nutritious, they’re hard to find, or they’re just too expensive. Here’s what to buy instead. Coconut oil K321/Shutterstock Coconut oil tastes like warm, tropical weather and goes well in plenty of spring recipes, from granola to smoothies. People claim it can help prevent […]

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Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed […]

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NHS waste firm to sue health trusts over terminated contracts

The firm at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has announced it is suing 17 health trusts in Yorkshire which terminated its contracts. North Lanarkshire-based Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) is seeking “upwards of £15m” in damages. The company was stripped of the contracts after reports that tonnes of clinical waste piled up at […]

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NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

The boss of the firm at the centre of the NHS clinical waste scandal has hit back against claims of mismanagement. Garry Pettigrew, managing director of Healthcare Environmental Services, told the BBC his company had been “vilified for providing an excellent service”. The firm has been stripped of NHS contracts after hundreds of tonnes of […]