Policies and regulations
- WHO Policy on safe healthcare waste management.
- WHO core principles on safe and sustainable management of healthcare waste.
Biomedical waste rules
- Basel Convention Best available technologies for waste incineration. The Stockholm Convention has set out the complex air pollution control devices and best environmental practices which are necessary to reduce the pollution from incineration.
- Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (2008) - Guidelines on best available techniques and provisional guidance on best environmental practices relevant to Article 5 and Annex C of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants: Waste incinerators. Publ: Stockholm Convention, Geneva, 69pp
UNDP/GEF (2009) Recommended Elements of a Model Facility Policy on Healthcare Waste Management. This document is a model policy designed for healthcare waste facilities. When setting up a new waste management system, adopting this policy, rather than developing one from scratch, will speed the process of implementation up considerably. Any changes that are necessary can be made at the annual review.