Task Title: C.4.4: Waste Treatment System Evaluation

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The aim of treating health care risk waste is to minimise the hazards associated with the waste before final disposal to landfill is considered. Hazards may be due to the infectious potential, or from the hazardous nature of the waste such as toxicity, radioactivity, etc. Some countries require waste to be treated to ensure it is not able to recognised or reused. Developing countries face an urgent need for affordable, safe, and appropriate solutions for treating infectious waste as an alternative to burning health care waste in open pits next to health care facilities as is the case in many areas.