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(Free Report) Importance of Waste Management

by Arjun Anand | 05-04-2020 21:05 recommendations 0 recommendations

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a huge impact on human health and the economy.  As the magnitude of this disease is increasing day by day, governments need to be urged to treat waste management including of medical, household and other hazardous waste, in order to minimize possible secondary impacts on health and the environment.

Due to this outbreak, huge amounts of hazardous waste is being generated.  These include infected masks, gloves and other protective equipment.  If these toxic wastes are not disposed off properly, they could have a major impact on human health.  In Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus first emerged, officials didn’t just need to build new hospitals for the  patients; they had to construct a new medical waste plant. Therefore, the safe handling, and final disposal of this waste is therefore a vital element in an effective emergency response.  Effective waste management requires appropriate identification, collection, separation, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal, as well as important associated aspects including disinfection, personnel protection and training. 

Management of household waste is also imperative during the COVID-19 emergency.  Medical waste such as contaminated masks, gloves, used or expired medicines, and other items can easily become mixed with domestic garbage, but should be treated as hazardous waste and disposed of separately.  Medical waste must be stored separately from household waste in order to prevent mixing.

 References:

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/26/21194647/the-covid-19-pandemic-is-generating-tons-of-medical-waste

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/press-release/waste-management-essential-public-service-fight-beat-covid-19

 

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10 Comments

Arjun Anand

Susmita Adhikari

  • Susmita Adhikari says :
    Hello
    I hope you are doing well

    Thank you so much for this report
    Regards
    Susmita
    Posted 23-04-2020 00:17

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Arjun

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Importance of Waste Management

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 10-04-2020 19:30

Aida Daeichiyan karandi

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Arjun Anand,
    Green Cheers from Nepal

    Waste Management is very important in every place of the Earth. Due to Corona Virus Pandemic, a lot of medical wastes have been accumulted leading to pollution. We must take effective measures for managing Wastes.

    Regards,
    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 06-04-2020 02:16

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Arjun Anand, greeting from mentor Taehyun!

    Thank you for a report about COVID-19! The waste from the hospital is really biohazardous, and biohazardous waste must indeed be separated from normal waste. Unlike normal waste, usually, bio hazardous waste is burnt in the waste factory. If we don't separate, the virus will spread rapidly. So, we have to be careful!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 06-04-2020 00:32

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank you for sharing this with us!!

    Posted 06-04-2020 00:29

Anthony Duxell Malle

Fahd Rasul

  • Fahd Rasul says :
    Waste management and specially recycling can be a great option for safer societies.
    Posted 05-04-2020 22:47

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Arjun!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us!!
    The wastes from hospital as well as household activities should be properly managed otherwise this may create impact on human health.Especially , the waste from hospital should be properly managed otherwise it may create chance for infection of COVID-19.

    GREEN CHEERS FROM NEPAL!!

    Regards,
    Sonika!!
    Posted 05-04-2020 21:11

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