7.4- Medical Waste

Hazardous Waste Declaration System (HWDS) is also used for the declaration of medical waste by the medical facilities. Within 2016, 13,430 facilities reported a total amount of 98,376 tonnes of medical waste, which comprises 7.2% of the total hazardous waste (excluding mining waste).

In Turkey, sterilization of medical aste is carried out by sterilization facilities since 2008. As of the end of 2016, in total 56 medical waste sterilization and 2 incineration facilities have been serving all over the country.

 

TABLE 17- MEDICAL WASTE DATA BY THE HAZARDOUS WASTE DECLARATION SYSTEM (2013- 2016)

YEARS

2013

2014

2015

2016

 Number of reporting facilities

4949

7059

7602

13,430

Total amount of medical waste (tonnes)

71,173

83,190

113,857

98,376

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