‘Residents not segregating BMW and COVID waste’

In a trend seen in many other parts of the country, Gurugram has reported that segregation of food waste from Covid waste is not being done at most households in home isolation or at isolation facilities.

Since the two kinds of garbage are processed differently, the mixed waste puts
additional load on the biomedical waste treatment plants that treat Covid
waste in the city and also, pushes up maintenance costs.

Gurugram generated more Covid waste in September than in August and with the increase in Covid waste, the treatment plant operators said the issue is becoming more problematic, as per a report in The Times Of India.

The city has produced 2,418 kg of Covid waste in March, 15,076 kg in April, 33,502 kg in May, 1,14,127 kg in June, 1,37,275 kg in July, 1,09,801 kg in August and 1,34,247 kg in September.

Picture Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM, SARS-CoV-2 without background, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

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