Syringes, nappies and used medical equipment were among waste incorrectly sent for recycling from two of Northern Ireland’s health trusts.

The NI Environment Agency (NIEA) carried out an inspection at a waste processing facility, amid concerns.

The Belfast Trust accepted some waste had been “inappropriately disposed of” and was working to sort it out.

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