Disposing of Medical Waste

I was surprised at how medical waste, like syringes, are sometimes just put into¬†landfills. In the Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard quotes Glenn McRae, “Very little is actually hazardous, are depending on the type of hospital, no more than 5-10 percent is potentially infectious if it is carefully segregated.”(pg 87). That’s¬†still scary because of a case like when a medical waste landfill was flooded and syringes infested a local beach. There should be a better way to dispose of waste, especially medical waste.

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