Pandemic not leading to overflow of medical waste, says waste management company

Bob Cappadona, President/COO of Veolia North America, explains in this radio interview how COVID-19 is impacting overall quantities of medical waste across the United States. 

Despite initial concerns over a potentially overwhelming increase in medical waste generated from the pandemic, the amount of medical waste being produced in the U.S. has actually decreased a little. While medical waste associated with COVID-19 has indeed been significant, this increase has been balanced by other factors, such as the large number of smaller facilities (think dentist offices and small private practices) temporarily halting operations, as well as a reduction in elective procedures. 

Click here to listen to the interview on KMOX News Radio, St. Louis.