Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
7.4- Medical Waste

Hazardous Waste Declaration System (HWDS) is also used for the declaration of medical waste by the medical facilities. Within 2017, 15,136 facilities reported a total amount of 98,729 tonnes of medical waste, which comprises 6.9% of the total hazardous waste (excluding mining waste). In Turkey, sterilization of medical aste is carried out by sterilization facilities since 2008.

GRAPH 62- MEDICAL WASTE DATA BY THE HAZARDOUS WASTE DECLARATION SYSTEM (2013- 2017)

Source: Data from Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of the EIA, Permit and Inspection, Hazardous Waste Declaration System (HWDS).