By definition, sharps waste is a kind of (bio)medical waste that includes any kind of tool or object that is able to puncture or cut the skin, hence the term “sharps”. It should be noted that they can also be classified as biohazardous waste, and therefore can be harmful to both humans and animals.
Infectious animal waste disposal has always been a serious task, but it may have become an even more serious issue with the spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF for short). Ever since its first outbreak in China, the disease has managed to cross many borders within just a year, which has caused concerns for many experts regarding further spread of ASF.
While most people may have never heard the term “autoclave” before, autoclaves have a wide use in many industries. An autoclave is basically a pressure chamber used to carry out any process that requires highly elevated temperature and pressure, such as medical waste disposal, and/or medical equipment sterilization.
While it certainly sounds odd at first, cannabis waste disposal has become just as much of an issue as other types of biomedical waste.
The definition of medical (also known as biomedical or clinical) waste is fairly broad: all waste materials generated at health care facilities, medical research facilities, laboratories can be considered as medical waste. However, it is important to note that even households produce their own clinical waste, as does any organization that deals with needles and/or syringes. Regardless of how you describe medical waste, one thing is certain: its disposal and management isn’t something to be taken lightly.