Covid-19 waste problem

A lot of waste: Covid-9 clinical waste includes PPE, syringes and food waste from quarantine centres.

PETALING JAYA: About 400 tonnes – or the weight of four blue whales – that’s the average weight of Covid-19 clinical waste generated every month in Malaysia this year.

Examples include personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by frontliners, syringes, used test swabs, body fluid and food waste from quarantine centres, said the Department of Environment (DOE).

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