How can we safely dispose of contaminated gloves?
Here are some suggestions on what to do with worn gloves, masks, disinfectants, wipes, paper towels, and other items that are both safer for public health, and better for the environment.
Those who go shopping for necessities during the pandemic are frequently wearing disposable gloves. Wearing the same gloves from place to place or using your phone while wearing gloves, on the other hand, simply distributes germs. If you are wearing gloves, it is critical that you change them on a regular basis.
After safely removing your gloves, throw them away in a trash bin. Do not be the one to toss them to the ground!
Some gloves can ordinarily be recycled, but to keep everyone safe during the epidemic, it is advisable to toss them away. You can also cut waste by simply washing your hands with hot, soapy water after performing an errand. If you go to several stores, make sure to wash your hands after each one.
Use the following process to remove your disposable gloves every time:
- Pinch the outside edge of the glove on your dominant hand at the cuff or wrist. Avoid contacting the inside of the glove, as well as any tears or holes.
- With the glove pinched, carefully remove your dominant hand's glove off your hand, turning it inside-out as it comes off.
- While, holding the removed glove in your gloved hand, insert two un-gloved fingers beneath the sleeve of the second glove, being careful not to touch the exterior of the glove or any tears or holes.
- While, still holding the first glove, peel off the second glove from the inside, forming a ball with the used gloves.
- Discard the gloves into an appropriate receptacle while pinching the glove-ball from the inside.
What should you do with your gloves?
What constitutes a proper disposal container in a medical context is determined by whether, the gloves have come into touch with bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, or nasal mucus.
If they haven't, you can discard your gloves in any trash can or waste disposal container that has a plastic liner.
If they have, your gloves should now be processed as biohazard waste, along with spent needles, syringes, medical sharps, and other pathogen-carrying substances.
How can we assist?
To protect our environment, Netsol Water offer a variety of modern solutions, such as solid waste management, wastewater treatment, sewage treatment, and many more. These services are available to our clients all over globe. We also advise our clients on ways to safely dispose of contaminated gloves.