In Pics | Rising biomedical waste amid coronavirus pandemic poses a new challenge

With so many disposal items being used by hospitals and quarantine centres, plastic pollution is getting worse. A look at how it can prove to be a big problem.

July 02, 2020 / 07:35 PM IST
As the world fight Covid-19, we are staring at another challenge: the rising biomedical waste. With so many disposal items being used by hospitals, isolation and quarantine centres, and plastic pollution is getting worse. A look at how big the problem is, and the right disposal procedure to reduce the risk of infection from contaminated waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
As the world tackles the coronavirus pandemic, we are staring at another challenge - rising biomedical waste. With so many disposal items being used by hospitals and quarantine centres, plastic pollution is getting worse. A look at how big the problem is, and the right disposal procedure to reduce the risk of infection from contaminated waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
What is biomedical waste? (Image: News18 Creative)
What is biomedical waste? (Image: News18 Creative)
Types of biomedical wastes. (Image: News18 Creative)
Types of biomedical wastes. (Image: News18 Creative)
Surge in bio-waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
Surge in bio-waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
A pandemic of plastic pollution | What are COVID-19 disposals made of. (Image: News18 Creative)
A pandemic of plastic pollution | What are COVID-19 disposals made of. (Image: News18 Creative)
Sanitation workers at risk. (Image: News18 Creative)
Sanitation workers at risk. (Image: News18 Creative)
Disposal of COVID-19 waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
Disposal of COVID-19 waste. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Jul 2, 2020 07:28 pm

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