What is a Medical Waste Bag?
The parts of the waste generated by the activities of health institutions that may be harmful to human health and the environment are called medical waste. The scope and definition of medical waste are defined in the legal regulations made by the Ministry of Health, and the collection, transportation and disposal of medical waste are subject to special rules. The bags to be used in the collection, transportation and disposal of medical waste are specially produced in accordance with legal requirements. Bags produced for this purpose are called medical waste bags.
What are the Features of a Medical Waste Bag?
The features that medical waste bags must carry are determined by legal regulations. Beyond being a legal obligation to produce in accordance with these regulations, it is of great importance for human, environmental and public health. In the color system used to separate waste in health facilities, the color red is determined for medical waste. Medical waste bags are also produced in red color. However, not every red colored bag can be used as a medical waste bag.
- -Medical waste bags must be durable and robust.
- -They should not leak.
- -They must be resistant to bursting and tearing.
- -They must be made of medium-density polyethylene.
- -They must be at least 100 microns thick.
- -Medical waste bags must be labeled as “Medical Waste”.
- -“International Clinical Waste Emblem” must be printed on medical waste bags.
Where to Use Medical Waste Bags
Medical waste bags must be used compulsorily in all kinds of health facilities where wastes that can be characterized as medical waste are produced. Not all of the wastes of health facilities are considered medical waste. Household waste, paper, glass and other similar wastes are collected separately in appropriate colors. Healthcare facilities also collect hazardous waste separately. Medical waste is separated at the point of generation. Red bags are used for medical waste, black bags for household waste and yellow bags for hazardous waste. All kinds of health facility wastes that may pose a danger to human health are collected, transported, stored and disposed of using red medical waste bags.
Medical Waste Bag Sizes and Prices
Medical waste bags can be produced in any size needed. Due to its special production, medical waste bag prices vary. Istanbul Plastik manufactures medical waste bags with extra quality due to the importance the company attaches to human health by showing the necessary care in the production of medical waste bags. You can contact Istanbul Plastik customer service for medical waste bag prices and the sizes you need.
Available Dimension, Thickness and Length of Bags
|10 cm||30 mic -150mic||10 cm – 150 cm|
|15 cm||30 mic -150mic||10 cm – 150 cm|
|20 cm||30 mic -150mic||10 cm – 150 cm|
|25 cm||30 mic -150mic||10 cm – 150 cm|