A Crisis amidst Crisis: Analyzing The Environmental Repercussions of Rising Bio-Medical Waste in the Post-Pandemic Era and Its Remediation Strategies

  • Vidhya Sankar
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  • Vidhya Sankar

    Student at Bharata Mata School of Legal Studies, Kerala, India

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Abstract

Bio-medical waste and its impact on environment never received so much attention as it is receiving now, the virus has poised itself as a catalyst to economic, societal and environmental deterioration. The hospitals are indispensable and the life-saving character of medical instrument’s cannot be denied, but when they are dumped without proper treatment it’s ecotoxicological effects cannot be overlooked. On one hand the world is trying to recover from the pandemic without realising that they are paving way for another. As of today, the bio-medical waste is the flagbearer of exacerbating plastic pollution. Lives are at stake but should it be saved at the cost of our environment or are there more efficient ways to address these issues? This research paper aims to provide an overview on the impact of rising bio-medical waste in environment and the need for remediation strategies and judicial management of the bio-medical waste.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 224 - 234

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112469

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