LOGISTICS OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS
 
 
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Institute of Transport, Internal Combustion Engines and Ecology; Mechanical Faculty, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
Publish date: 2016-07-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(3):113–118
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The waste management system in health care is a tool that allows to conduct reasonable steps to reduce their amount, collection, storage and transport, and provide a high level of utilization or disposal. Logistics solutions in waste management are intended to make full use of the infrastructure and technical resources, optimize costs, ensure the safety and health at work and meet legal requirements. The article discusses the elements of the logistics system of waste management in hospital, necessary to ensure the smooth flow of waste from its origin to landfilling. The following criteria were characterized: technical and technological, ecological and economic that can be used in the analysis and evaluation of solutions in waste management in the hospital. Finally, solutions to improve waste management system in the hospital on the example of the real object have been presented.