Technical Assistance for Improving Biomedical Waste Management System in India

Toxics Link successfully executed a project in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) titled “Technical Assistance for Improving Biomedical Waste Management System in India.” The primary objective of the project was to address the shortcomings in the management practices of biomedical waste in Agra, India, and create a roadmap for transforming Agra into a model city for effective biomedical waste management.

Under this project, Toxics Link conducted a thorough assessment of Agra’s biomedical waste management system, considering the impact of COVID-19 wastes. The findings helped identify gaps in the implementation of waste management practices and provided valuable recommendations for improvement. The project also focused on identifying the necessary infrastructure, technical expertise, and financial requirements to establish an efficient biomedical waste management system in the city.

To ensure knowledge dissemination and capacity building, Toxics Link organised training programmes for local stakeholders, specifically targeting the sound management of biomedical waste, including waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative aimed to equip stakeholders with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively handle and dispose of biomedical waste in a safe and sustainable manner.

Leveraging the experience gained from the project in Agra, Toxics Link developed a comprehensive guidance toolkit that can be replicated and implemented in other cities across India. This toolkit serves as a valuable resource, providing insights and best practices to support the establishment of effective biomedical waste management systems nationwide.

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