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It might seem obvious, but healthcare communities deal with the same unpleasant but ultra necessary task of collecting waste, just as all other communities do. On top of that it is not normal household waste, but special and potentially contaminated waste. It originates from medical treatments, from patient care, from cleaning rounds and so on.
Managing waste is a huge and complex task per se. But there are additional issues and problems connected with it.
One is very practical and easy to understand: the discomfort caused by bad smells. Simply opening a waste bag, with contents in it, can be annoying or even turn into a potential bacterial inhalation for the operator.