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How to Choose your Waste Management Technology to Treat COVID-19 Waste - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 3
United Nations Environment Programme

As countries develop an inventory of the existing national waste management facilities, they select environmentally sound options for waste treatment using the UNEP Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT) guidance on Best Available Technology and Best Environmental Practices (BAT/BEP).


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Policy and Legislation Linked to COVID-19 and Pandemics - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 4
United Nations Environment Programme

Guidance on policy and legislation will help countries to have a stable legal and institutional basis to better respond to future waste
emergencies such as the COVID-19, and to clarify measures to be taken.


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Links to Circularity – Non-healthcare waste: COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 5
United Nations Environment Programme

COVID-19 will lead to a greater production and consumption of household and personal health related products, that could be single-use and contain valuable resources like plastics, textiles, metals, electronics. COVID-19 waste, and any other waste, must be collected and treated adequately to avoid littering or uncontrolled incineration causing impacts to human health, ecosystem quality, biodiversity, including impacts on soil, rivers, coastal lines and in the marine system.


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Disaster/Conflict Affected States and Vulnerable Humanitarian Operations - COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheet 8
United Nations Environment Programme

Disaster and conflict affected countries and vulnerable humanitarian operations with limited capacity, poor infrastructure and resources are likely to face enormous problems in the event of COVID-19 spread and the need for safe, efficient and appropriate solutions for management of solid and hazardous contaminated wastes. This factsheet outlines how to manage this type of waste in the context of camps and camp-like settings as well as informal settlements.


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Working with the Environment to Protect People: UNEP’s COVID-19 Response
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stands with the billions of people suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The immediate priority is to protect them. But UNEP also has a duty to help nations build back better after the pandemic to increase resilience to future crises. In COVID-19, the planet has delivered its strongest warning to date that humanity must change. Shutting down economies is a short-term response to this warning. It cannot endure. Only by building functioning economies that work with nature, not against it, can the world’s nations thrive.


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2020