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hospital waste composition
- Subject: hospital waste composition
- From: "Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 08:02:37 -0500
- List-Name: p2tech
- Reply-To: "Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention" <email@example.com>
I am looking for data on the composition of hospital wastes (weight percent).
The data I have is dated (1990) and I am requesting the same type of data but
more up-to-date. What I have is from an Ontario hospital and it is estimated
that the average Canadian hospital produces 5.5 Kg/bed/day. It is broken down
into the following categories: paper (45%), misc (5%), biomedical (5%), wood
(3%), metal (2%), food (17%), glass (3%), plastic (14%) and liquids (5%).
Does anyone have the same type of stats but more recent than 1990? I am
interested in figures for similar catergories and also for how much waste
(kg or pounds) a hospital produces per bed per day.
Any leads would be appreciated and thank you in advance.
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
100 Charlotte Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 4R2