According to the new biomedical Waste disposal guidelines, What type of wastes are disposed off in the dustbin shown below?
Infectious plastic wastes
Human anatomical waste
Answer- A. Infectious plastic wastes
- Infectious or contaminated waste is a recyclable waste and should be disposed off in red-colored dustbin according to new guidelines.
- Red-colored non-chlorinated plastic bags or containers – Contaminated waste (Recyclable): tubing, bottles, lV tubes & sets, catheters, urine bags, syringes (without needles), vacutainers with their needles cut & gloves.
- Treatment- Autoclaving or microwaving or hydroclaving followed by shredding or mutilation or combination of sterilization & shredding. Plastic wastes should not be sent to landfill sites.