Clinical waste - a major environmental burden

Bryan, Allana, Doran, Greg, Flakelar, Clare, Howitt, Julia, Oelgemoeller, Michael, and Shields, Linda (2019) Clinical waste - a major environmental burden. Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin, Summer. pp. 14-16.

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Abstract

[Extract] When we examine the effects of waste on our lives and the environment, one type of waste is often overlooked: hospital waste confers a huge impact on the environment and a potential threat to human health. This study examined the volume of waste from an Australian hospital's operating theatres.

Item ID: 57151
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 2204-3438
Keywords: hospital waste; clinical waste; environmental burden
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Funders: CSU Sustain
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 23:17
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030504 Organic Green Chemistry @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 60%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 40%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 60%
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