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The creation and monitoring of a network for solid healthcare waste management

Abstract : Healthcare waste mismanagement constitutes a serious environmental and sanitary problem, especially in developing countries. This article describes the strategy and the methodology of the implementation of a national network for healthcare waste management by a non-profit organisation in Lebanon, taking into consideration environmental, social and economic issues. It presents a holistic description of the main aspects of this crucial sustainable development topic: the elaboration of the strategy and the selection of the optimal treatment technique based on an analysis of the context; the training on waste minimisation and waste management issues inside hospitals; the waste transportation and treatment procedures; the quality management of the process; the evaluation and the monitoring of the produced quantities and the established system; the optimisation of sterilisation parameters and process in order to reduce sterilisation time and fuel consumption.
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Olivia Maamari, Fady Moujaes, Robert Keyrouz, Dany El Obeid, Michèle Kosremelli Asmar, et al.. The creation and monitoring of a network for solid healthcare waste management. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Inderscience, 2015, 15 (2), pp.130. ⟨10.1504/IJEWM.2015.068937⟩. ⟨hal-02042650⟩



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