Environmental Impacts associated with solid waste management practices at Alberto Sabogal Sologuren National Hospital, Callao

Luis Hurtado, Jhonny Valverde Flores

Abstract


Today, a large amount of solid waste is generated worldwide, of which only 10% is reused. The amount of solid waste reused is reduced if the waste has some characteristics that make it hazardous, as is the case of hospital solid waste (HSW). To this are added the environmental impacts that the waste and its inadequate handling entails. This research shows the association of solid waste management practices with environmental impacts in the Alberto Sabogal Sologuren National Hospital. For this, segregation, internal transport of solid waste, cleaning and disinfection of the equipment and the availability of personal protective equipment were taken into account. To achieve this, an evaluation of its management was carried out, which was carried out by visiting each of the services and / or environments of the Hospital, a physical characterization of solid waste for seven days where solid waste was identified and quantified. areas and services, an interview with staff working in the hospital center and an identification of environmental factors that are impacted as a result of waste management practices.


Keywords


Hospital solid waste, management, environmental impacts

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.32829/sej.v1i1.36

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