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Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks


The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has deployed more biohazard bins in public spaces for infected waste such as medical masks.

  Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks

Accumulated infected waste from hospitals and medical facilities has risen by over 1 tonne per day – from 11.48 to 12.92 tonnes – since the third wave of Covid-19 hit Thailand, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmueang said on Thursday.

  Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks

To tackle the increase in Covid waste, the BMA has installed an extra 1,000 orange biohazard bins across the capital, he added.

  Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks

The orange bins have been placed outside government buildings, schools, hospitals, temples, shopping complexes, markets and parks.

  Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks

The governor also urged people to dispose of their used medical masks in separate bags, marked so that rubbish collectors can identify them.

  Bangkok deploys public biohazard bins to tackle daily mountain of used masks

Published : April 15, 2021

By : THE NATION