Medical waste is all waste material generated from health care facilities such as: Hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, dental practices, blood banks, veterinary hospitals/clinics, as well as medical research facilities and laboratories.
Examples of Medical Waste:
Culture dishes and other glassware.
Discarded surgical gloves.
Discarded surgical instruments.
Discarded needles used to give shots or draw blood (e.g. Medical sharps)
Cultures, stocks, swab used to inoculate cultures.
Removed body organs (e.g. Tonsils, appendices, limbs)
Expired Pharmaceuticals and medicaments.
Medical Waste Process Cycle