Do you know what percent of waste from health care is treated as biomedical waste? Is it 7%, 20%, 50%, 75%, 100%? See if you are correct. Where does the rest of the waste go? This video outlines the waste from health care facilities and what happens with the waste, what percent is treated as biomedical waste and what happens with the rest of the waste.
Government policy controls what is being done with this waste, the public needs to know what is actually happening with this waste. Healthcare is in business to protect not only its patients, but our environment.
Medical waste in hospitals becomes municipal waste in the homes when the waste is disposed of. The waste is the same, the location different. Policy makers need to look at the risks tied with the way waste is being handled.
Total destruction of healthcare waste is required, not land-filling. Let’s keep our planet healthy. You can make a difference, speak with your local government officials.
OUR HEALTH IS ALL WE REALLY HAVE IN LIFE. LETS LOOK AFTER IT.