Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management in the EU Circular Economy Model (HCWH)
Health Care Without Harm has recently developed a set of global principles for sustainable healthcare waste management. This position paper builds on those
principles and focuses on the situation in Europe – particularly with reference to the EU Circular Economy framework.
The volume of waste generated by the healthcare sector is huge and has been for some time, but more recently we have seen a sudden increase in healthcare generated waste as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and increased use of single use personal protection equipment (PPE), and unsound waste management.