Dangerous Waste Mismanagement
There are problems with the entire management process for hazardous and toxic waste from hospitals in East Java. It is endangering public health.
THOUSANDS of used intravenous (IV) fluid bags were piled up at the temporary waste holding site at the Bangil Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in Pasuruan, East Java, in November 2019. Nearby one could see stacks of large plastic bags containing cut up used IV fluid bags ready to be loaded. Every few months plastic trash collectors come to purchase this medical waste.
Some recyclers take the medical waste from that hospital owned by the Pasuruan...