Here’s how to handle the threat from COVID19-infected medical waste

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Even in normal times, medical waste is one of the most hazardous types of waste, and its proper disposal is both a challenge and a necessity.

Thanks to Covid-19 that hazard level has skyrocketed, as has the volume of waste that’s piling up around Asia. But the capacity to deal with it is, in many countries, woefully inadequate.

The Asian Development Bank has launched a region-wide campaign to tackle some of these issues with knowledge, expertise and funds.

Waste Management Specialist Steve Peters talks here about some of the issues and potential solutions to the problem.

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Teymoor Nabili

Publisher and CEO, Tech For Impact

Steve Peters

Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank

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