H

ealth care facilities produce garbage — lots and lots of garbage.

But that medical waste can’t be treated like old banana peels and paper towels. In the United States, hazardous health care waste is tracked from the moment someone ties up the bright-red bag in an exam room to the moment it’s incinerated. A slew of strict regulations are enforced to make sure no one comes into contact with toxic, radioactive, or infectious trash.

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