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COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 4: Policy and Legislation Linked to COVID-19 and Pandemics   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "[1] Cover gaps in national medical waste management policy and legislation linked to emergency pandemic situations, such as COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. [2] 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. [3] 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."

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COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet No. 4
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United Nations
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UN Environment Document Repository: https://wedocs.unep.org/
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