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The worst approach to deal with garbage is to throw it away. To put it another way, the most effective waste management approach is to avoid producing waste in the first place.
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Efforts on healthcare waste are critical not only for providing a safe and sustainable environment for the public but also for passing on existing solutions as well as best practices on healthcare waste management to other hospitals.
Every sound waste management program (whether of waste items or not) begins with a strong plan. At this point, hospitals will outline their waste management plan and the duties and responsibilities of each team member.
This usually entails forming a waste management committee and appointing a waste management officer to handle the day-to-day handling and monitoring of garbage. It is also critical for the hospital to understand how much and what types of waste it generates, as well as how much it changes.
The worst approach to deal with garbage is to throw it away. To put it another way, the most effective waste management approach is to avoid producing waste in the first place. This is an unattainable standard, and in circumstances where waste cannot be avoided, hospitals should pursue waste minimization through material reuse as long as patient safety is not jeopardized. To that aim, hospitals should be more prudent in their purchasing, preferring greener choices such as non-mercury thermometers and recyclable plastic containers.
Proper waste disposal and segregation are critical for keeping the hospital environment clean and restful. The person who generates the trash bears the immediate obligation for effective healthcare waste segregation. Separate, adequately labeled, and color-coded containers appropriate for the specified type of garbage should be available at each site of waste generation.