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COVID-19: Indonesia's growing medical waste problem

From used face masks to COVID-19 test cartridges, the amount of infectious medical waste in Indonesia's landfills has been growing, putting the environment and nearby residents at serious health risk. Under the law, the waste should have been destroyed at incinerators, but the facilities are struggling to keep up with the influx of waste.

COVID-19: Indonesia's growing medical waste problem

29 Aug 2021 07:15am

From used face masks to COVID-19 test cartridges, the amount of infectious medical waste in Indonesia's landfills has been growing, putting the environment and nearby residents at serious health risk. Under the law, the waste should have been destroyed at incinerators, but the facilities are struggling to keep up with the influx of waste.

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