Packing healthcare wastes before disposal
Some healthcare wastes need to be placed into special containers or packed up in a particular way before they are transported or disposed of. A safety box for sharps is one example. Liquid infectious wastes need to be placed in capped or tightly stoppered bottles or flasks; large quantities would need a containment tank. Solid or semi-solid wastes should be packed in durable, tear-resistant plastic bags. Special packaging is required for items to be incinerated. These need to be put in combustible containers. Similarly items to be sterilised by steam need containers that allow the passage of steam and air. Clean clothes can be used to wrap items that need to be autoclaved or sterilised.