Working Group

Healthcare Waste

The Working Group on Healthcare Waste (WGHCW) works on promoting the integrated provision of the infrastructure for the safe management of health care waste world-wide, within the framework of the objectives, activities and means of implementation established by Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference of the Environment and Development. The WGHCW works in cooperation with the World Health Organization as a Non-State Actor.

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Why Healthcare Waste?

  • Exchange of information and experiences.
  • Potential collaboration on projects. (i.e. research, papers, reports).
  • Networking.

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Ed Krisiunas
Ed Krisiunas


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Mr. Krisiunas has 37+ years of experience in the health care and waste management industry and has been a member of the ISWA Working Group on Healthcare Waste since the very beginning.

Apart from ISWA, he is involved in projects and presentations at the national and international in 60 countries specifically related to health care waste management, evaluation of medical waste treatment technologies, microbiological efficacy testing of health care waste treatment technologies, development of guidance documents on the selection of treatment technologies, management of pharmaceutical/chemotherapeutic waste, hazardous waste, management of electronic waste, and the development and implementation of national medical waste plans for a number of countries.


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