DENR pushes for safe disposal of hazardous wastes

denr pushes for safe disposal of hazardous wastes

Sumary of DENR pushes for safe disposal of hazardous wastes:

  • A Philippine Health-Care Waste Management Project (PHCWMP) will be implemented by the government to address the huge waste problem brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is concerned about the increasing generation of health-care waste particularly due to the Covid-19 pandemic that just came about in late 2019.As such, the healthcare waste management project was approved for funding by DENR’s partner Global Environment Facility (GEF) for $4.65 million.
  • The health department’s Healthcare Waste Management Manual (4th Edition) indicated that infectious waste is most likely to contain pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi) in sufficient concentration or quantity to cause diseases in susceptible hosts.

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