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Viet Nam to treat 100% hospital waste

Update: February, 10/2012 - 12:12

HA NOI – The Prime Minister has approved a new programme to treat 100 per cent of toxic solid waste from hospitals by 2025. The programme includes collecting, classified and transporting waste to treatment facilities.

About 70 per cent of waste will be treated according to environment standards by 2015, with that figure rising to 100 per cent by 2025.

The forecast volume of solid waste by 2015 is around 50,071 kilos per day, and by 2025 will jump to 91,991 kilos. The Prime Minister has outlined the need for relevant agencies to minimise solid waste at the source, enhance recycling efforts and utilise innovate new technologies that are environmentally friendly.

According to the plan, there are three models for handling hazardous hospital solid waste including concentrated hazardous waste treatment facilities, hospital groups-based handling, and hospital facility-based handling. -- VNS

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