Health workers collecting biomedical waste at Covid facility centre

Photo: Umi Biomedical

Maharashtra: Biomedical Wastes Surge While Environment Parameters Improve

Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) reported an unusual rise by 45% in biomedical waste, during the pandemic. However, the air parameters improved by 60% and biochemical oxygen demand recovered by nearly 80%. The collection and disposal of biomedical-waste was also doubled. Besides, MPCB assured that the segregation and disposal was done safely. Reportedly, termination of industrial and vehicular activity, and drop in energy-demand were the main reasons for the improvements.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 09:27 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

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