Call for proper medical waste management

Staff Correspondent

1 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The two-day virtual event ‘Waste Safe International Conference’ concluded on Sunday with the adoption of 10-point recommendations, including execution of zero tolerance policy in managing medical waste and e-waste.

Emphasizing the need for formulating a policy for waste management, the conference also recommended implementing ‘polluters pay principal’ to ensure participation of all sections of the society in waste management.

The conference also recommended practicing of 5R Policy (reduce, reuse, recovery, recycle and remanufacturing) to ensure effective management of all types of waste, said a press release.

University Grants Commission (UGC) Member Prof Dr Muhammed Alamgir came up with the recommendations at the 7th International Conference on Integrated Solid Waste and Faecal Sludge Management in Developing Countries ‘Westsafe 2021’.

Westsafe 2021 was jointly organised by Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Bauhaus University Weimer of Germany, University of Padova, Italy, and International Waste Working Group (IIWG).

Eckhard Kraft and Maria Christina Lavagnolo, professors of Bauhaus University Weimer in Germany; Sadhan Kumar Ghosh of Jadavpur University in Kolkata, Nawa Raj Khatiwada, associate professor of Kathmandu University, Quazi Hamidul Bari, professor of Civil Engineering dept of KUET; Dr Md Rafizul Islam, professor of KUET, and Dr Md Khalekuzzaman, professor of KUET, also spoke among others.

SM Tariqul Islam, assistant professor of the Institute of Disaster Management (IDM) at KUET, was the secretary of the conference.