Study of waste produced in remedial sanitary center of Babolsar city with an emphasis on paper recycling in 2012-2013
IntroductionRecycling after waste reduction is a second-priority strategy in waste management. One of the recyclable materials in the waste is paper. Health centers are one of the sources of waste paper. The aim of this study was to evaluate the amount of waste produced in remedial sanitary center of Babolsar city with an emphasis on paper recycling.
MethodsThis was a descriptive analytical study in Babolsar city, which was conducted during 3 months in 12 health centers. Produced wastes of health care centers separated at the end of working hours and weighed with accuracy of ±0.1 gr.
ResultsResults of the study showed that 9.875 tons of waste are produced annually, out of which, 1.47 tons is paper. Maximum and minimum generated waste paper in the health centers was related to Setad and Arabkhil health centers, respectively. Maximum per capita of waste production of Azizak and Setad centers were 34.80 and 10.7 grams per day, respectively and the minimum per capita for Bagher tangeh and Behnamir was 9.92 and 1.8 gr.
ConclusionRegarding the role of waste in environmental pollution, recycling of health centers waste papers of Babolsar city can led to prevention of environment pollution and loss of national properties.
Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume:2 Issue:1, 2015
55 - 61
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