Biomedical Waste
India  /  Published 10.01.21

33,000 tonnes: India’s Covid waste in 7 months

Over the past seven months, India generated around 33,000 tonnes of Covid-19 waste, with Maharashtra contributing the maximum (3,587 tonnes) to it, according to a data by the Central Pollution Control...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Covid waste finds its way to yellow bins

Yellow bins on Calcutta’s roads are now being put to better use. About 70 per cent of the waste in them is Covid or biomedical waste, the agency that cleans the bins on the civic body’s be...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.08.20

RWAs devise Covid waste rules for city

The number of Covid patients in home isolation has been on the rise and so has the amount of Covid waste. Housing societies across the city are fumbling when it comes to disposing the waste because th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Subhajoy Roy and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.07.20

Central Pollution Board prunes Covid waste list

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has in its latest guidelines stated that food leftovers and other solid waste of Covid-19 patients should no longer be treated as biomedical waste and should...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.06.20

Covid waste of two months: 1 tonne

Hospitals, quarantine centres and diagnostic labs in Jharkhand have disposed around a tonne of Covid-19 biomedical waste in two months beginning April, figures compiled by the Jharkhand State Pollutio...
By Saurav Roy in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.02.20

Medical trash safety to bin epidemics

Biomedical waste can be one of the prime reasons for epidemics. That’s why, it should be tracked, monitored and safely disposed of.The Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) regional office...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.02.20

Biomedical waste plagues Dhanbad

An incinerator to burn huge amounts of of biomedical wastes, which the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation had proposed to set up at Jitpur in Jharia, is hanging in balance since last year.The incinerator,...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.20

Board issues waste guideline

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a guideline to have dedicated vehicles and bi-layered collection bags for medical waste of corona patients or those suffering from symptoms.The guideline...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.20

How to dispose of bio-medical waste

People who have been advised home quarantine to prevent the spread Covid-19 must follow the proper way of disposal of used masks, gloves and tissues, public health experts have said.Family members who...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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