The COVID-19 pandemic is generating tons of medical waste

The Verge | Mar 26, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  • Garbage contaminated with bodily fluids or other infectious materials is becoming a bigger concern for hospitals as they brace for a surge in patients sick with COVID-19 in the US.
  • There’s already been an uptick of garbage from personal protective equipment in the US.
  • People handling health care waste in particular should wear appropriate gear, including boots, aprons, long-sleeved gowns, thick gloves, masks, and goggles or face shields.