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Technical Guidelines on the Environmentally Sound Management of Biomedical and Healthcare Wastes (Y1; Y3)

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: January 2004
  • Page count: 80
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.III.D.23

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These technical guidelines provide methods for the proper treatment of wastes from public and private healthcare establishments. The suggested approaches take into consideration the waste management requirements of disposal and recovery measures, as well as hygiene requirements. They are set up to be environmentally beneficial and are both economically feasible and easy to implement. The guidelines are based on similar regulations prepared by authorities in developed and developing countries, the World Health Organization and the European Committee for Standardization.