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Source: European Parliament

In the space of a few weeks, the volume of waste collected from hospitals, laboratories and other health centres has swollen by over a third due to a growing number of patients being treated and an increase in the amount of personal protection equipment used by caregivers. 

This type of infectious or non-infectious waste is not being treated in the same way as others, since additional precautions are being taken with its collection and destruction, especially in view of the increasing number of outpatient care centres, research centres and analytical laboratories engaged in efforts to find solutions.

In view of this, what measures are being envisaged by the Commission in collaboration with the Member States to ensure that proper procedures are being followed for the monitoring, collection and, above all, destruction of this waste in order to avoid any possibility of further contamination?

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