The problem of medical waste in pandemic reality


Proper disposal of potentially hazardous class B medical waste is a significant contribution to the fight against an infection that has already caused a worldwide epidemic. Quarantine and other measures will lose their relevance if sanitary and epidemiological rules are not observed at the stage of collecting samples, conducting tests and disposing of waste.

Almost any organization operating in the field of medical care, pharmacology, laboratory research, food industry, must ensure that the waste left after production does not harm human health and the environment and is properly disposed of.

To date, incineration in a medical waste incinerator at temperatures above 1000°C remains the best way to destroy medical and biological waste. With this method of disposal, ash is generated, which is only 5% of the original volume of waste. Ash is a low-hazard waste that can be disposed of in landfills.