COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 4: Policy and Legislation Linked to COVID-19 and Pandemics [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: " Cover gaps in national medical waste management policy and legislation linked to emergency pandemic situations, such as COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019].  Prioritise in-country management of COVID-19 waste over other waste streams. The pandemic is causing increases in medical waste generation, whose unsound management can lead to environmental and health hazards.  Monitor any increased import and/ or export of COVID-19 waste (in case of lack of capacity to treat in-country and close to the source) and avoid dumping."
COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet No. 4
UN Environment Document Repository: https://wedocs.unep.org/