Medical waste treatment from COVID-19 pandemic – DMECO
The Covid19 pandemic has impacted the world economy by showing the vulnerability of nations to ensure their health autonomy. Lebanon is not immune to this crisis which is worsening due to the absence of a national waste treatment strategy, compounded by an economic and social crisis.
The objective of the DMECO project is to study the socio-technical, economic and environmental feasibility of treating medical waste (masks, personal protective equipment, etc.) from the Covid19 pandemic and to find solutions. The project aims to demonstrate the relevance of a systematized circular economy strategy to respond to socio-economic situations in an uncertain context. In-depth research will take place in the techniques used for the treatment of this waste, as well as an experiment in the recycling of masks and recyclable plastics from personal protective equipment.
Monsieur Eric CHÂTELET (UTT-Unité de recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les interactions Société-Technologie-Environnement)
The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.
UTT-InSyTE UTT-Unité de recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les interactions Société-Technologie-Environnement
Help of the ANR 69,434 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2022 - 18 Months