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Circular Letter About Waste and Waste Management from Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19) Treatment (Surat Edaran Tentang Pengelolaan Limbah Dan Sampah Dari Penanganan Corona Virus Disease-19 (COVID-19))

Date Enacted: March 2021
Country: Indonesia

This measure aims “to manage hazardous waste and waste in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and control and avoid the occurrence accumulation of hazardous waste and generated waste.” The legal basis for the measure includes, among others, government regulations “concerning the implementation protection and management of the environment” and “regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry.” For example, the measure orders “[d]isinfection or sterilization of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be reusable.”