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close this bookGuidelines for Safe Disposal for Unwanted Pharmaceuticals in and after emergencies (WHO - OMS, 1999, 31 p.)
close this folder3. Sorting categories
Open this folder and view contents3.1 The objectives of sorting
View the document3.2 Optimum conditions for sorting
View the document3.3 Sorting categories
View the document3.4 Pharmaceuticals and other materials which can still be used
View the document3.5 Expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals
View the document3.6 Hazardous or potentially hazardous non-pharmaceutical materials
View the document3.7 Recyclable material

3.6 Hazardous or potentially hazardous non-pharmaceutical materials

All non-pharmaceutical, potentially dangerous waste such as chemicals, cleaning solutions, batteries and waste oil must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the hazardous waste expert. They must not be handled by the pharmaceutical teams unless expressly directed to do so. This waste requires separate and careful labelling and storage until disposal.