There are black medical waste processing points in rural areas of Henan, Shandong and Shaanxi. These disposal points without any qualification are making plastic such as infusion tubes and blood bags into crushing materials, which can be exchanged for 1000 yuan per ton of crushing materials. These crushed materials are made into plastic recycled materials. Then it becomes commodities and toys to enter the market.
According to the Regulations on the Management of Medical Waste and related regulations, infusion bottles and infusion bags must have relevant qualifications in order to be recycled. Infusion pipes and disposable syringes belong to medical waste, which must be handed over to units with relevant qualifications for centralized incineration and other harmless disposal, and can not be reused. But these black medical waste processing points have no relevant qualifications.
In addition to the infusion tube, there are many kinds of medical wastes, such as syringes, blood bags and so on. These medical wastes, which should be centralized and disposed of harmlessly, are also processed into broken materials for sale here. The person in charge told reporters that several villages nearby are processing broken materials for transfusion pipes, with a monthly processing capacity of 20 or 30 tons, which is almost equal to the total amount of waste transfusion pipes produced by medical institutions in a medium-sized city every month.
In several waste plastics markets in Baoding, Hebei Province, medical waste such as broken materials and even medical waste such as infusion pipes are sold here at will. Knowing the harm, some practitioners still take risks because they can earn about 1000 yuan per ton of broken materials.
Baoding, Hebei Province, the factory door is locked, into the workshop, which is stacked with a large number of broken materials, the owner said, these raw materials are mixed by infusion bottles, fast food boxes and other broken materials, but also mixed with disposable syringe fragments. ???
After simple processing, these crushed materials become white plastic particles, commonly known as recycled materials in the industry.
Reporters have found that many places have factories specializing in the processing of recycled materials with medical waste crushing materials.
Boss Pu of Cangzhou Recycled Granule Processing Workshop, Hebei Province: There are many bottles made in Hebei Province. There should be dozens of them.
These infusion bottles, infusion bags and other medical waste, even mixed with disposable syringes and other medical waste made of recycled materials, because drug residues can not be thoroughly cleaned, compared with new materials, recycled materials will be yellow, gray, then, these with drug residues of recycled materials, what products are ultimately made?
Several bosses in Baoding, Hebei, who make recycled granules, told reporters that most of the recycled granules produced here were processed into plastic mesh bags by downstream enterprises.
Hebei Renqiu City Network Bag Processing Plant in charge: Here are generally half of the new materials and half of the old materials. The person in charge told reporters that despite the small scale of the factory, the number of vegetable net bags produced every day is as high as 100,000, and they are sold all over the country.
Because of its good toughness and low price, many plastic products will be used in addition to vegetable mesh bags. The products produced are varied. Basket, washbasin, toilet basin.
Linyi, Shandong Province, this enterprise mainly produces various kinds of childrens toys. The person in charge admits that waste medical recycled materials are often used to make childrens toys here.
The state stipulates that even those wastes which are not polluted and recyclable must be handed over, registered and counted with the recycling units to ensure the safety and traceability of the treatment process. However, medical waste, which should be closely monitored, has flowed from hospitals to the market, from waste infusion bags and syringes to daily necessities and toys. This industry chain is very long, involving a wide range of regions, involving many regulatory links. This requires all levels of government and regulatory authorities to really play a role, stamp on stones, scratch iron marks, so that offenders have nowhere to hide in the sun.
Source: Beijing Headline Responsible Editor: Ji Xueying_NN6784