The Disposal Methods Of Medical, Electronic, And Hazardous Waste

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In order to maintain a high quality of life, we must address the importance of managing waste disposal. Waste disposal refers to the proper recycling and jettison of discarded or discharged material. There are different methods of handling unwanted products that have reached their end-of-life. Logistics plays an important role in the disposal of these materials. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to explore the disposal methods of medical, electronic, and hazardous waste.
On average there are over 3.5 million tons of medical waste generated per year by the United States alone, according to reports in 2004. Medical waste, as classified by the World Health Organization, is waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals. If not properly disposed of, medical waste can cause risks for the healthcare personnel as well as the public. Logistics pays a role in planning, managing, and controlling the flow of medical waste until it is properly disposed of. Medical waste is segregated before disposal into different color bins and bags. The correct method of storage is also important. There is also a need for proper labeling, especially if the waste is hazardous.
The Medical Waste Management Program was established to protect the public and environment from potentially infectious diseases. According to the California Department of Public Health, the program regulates the generation, handling, storage, treatment, and disposal of
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