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Compendium of Technologies for Treatment/Destruction of Healthcare Waste

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.descriptionThis compendium reviews basic data on healthcare waste, including material constituents, moisture content, incombustibles, heating value, chemical composition, and bulk density. The classifications of healthcare waste are described following the World Health Organization‘s classification system as found in the WHO reference guidelines Safe management of wastes from health-care activities. In general, between 75% and 90% of the waste produced by healthcare facilities is non-risk (non-infectious, non-hazardous) general waste, comparable to domestic waste. Only a small portion of healthcare waste is regarded as hazardous and may create health risks. The compendium recommends qualitative factors and estimation parameters pertaining to healthcare waste.
dc.subjecthealth care
dc.subjecthealth-care activities waste
dc.subjecthospital waste
dc.subjectpharmaceutical waste
dc.subjectsurgical waste
dc.subjectdiscarded medicinal drug
dc.subjectwaste analysis
dc.subjectwaste collection
dc.subjectwaste treatment
dc.subjectwaste disposal
dc.subjectwaste dumping
dc.subjectwaste legislation
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectwaste prevention
dc.subjectwaste recycling
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleCompendium of Technologies for Treatment/Destruction of Healthcare Waste
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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