COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 7: Household Medical Waste Management Strategies [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "As COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] spreads to the developing world, with limited access to medical support, increased numbers of cases will have to self-medicate at home. Proper management of household medical waste will therefore become key to stop further spread of the COVID-19 virus and avoid putting others, including waste workers, at risk. [...] Household waste gets contaminated if medical and other hazardous waste is not segregated. Non-segregation will increase the volume of hazardous waste that requires special collection, storage, and treatment processes. This waste can pose significant risks to human health and the environment if improperly handled. It also reduces the opportunity for recovery and recycling of otherwise non-hazardous waste from households."
COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet No. 7
UN Environment Document Repository: https://wedocs.unep.org/