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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.

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)

First Published on Jul 2, 2020 07:28 pm
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