Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the volume of medical waste in Wuhan has grown six-fold. We are talking about non-recyclable waste, for the disposal of which a special plant was built in the city. This is written by ChinaDaily.
Now in 114 countries of the world there are 169 thousand cases of infection with this infection. 90% of all cases occur in four countries – China, South Korea, Iran and Italy, while in two of them there is a significant decrease in the number of cases. Since the end of 2019, 6 thousand people have died from coronavirus infection, more than 77 thousand people have been cured.
The first cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan. If before the epidemic the authorities successfully disposed of 40 tons of medical waste that cannot be recycled into new things, then after its beginning the volume of waste increased six-fold to 240 tons. We are talking about medical masks, gloves, suits and disposable gloves.
Initially, the waste was sent to treatment facilities in 28 cities closest to Wuhan, but after they were fully loaded, 46 mobile waste disposal plants were delivered to the city. In addition, the authorities in 15 days built a new waste recycling plant with a capacity of 30 tons.