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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(6): 454-459 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.6.996

Health-Care Waste: Diagnosis and Possibility of Application of Reverse Logistics on a Dental Clinic

E. O. A. Ribeiro and R. K. Vieira
Abstract—Management of the waste related to environmental issues becomes increasingly essential for maintaining a healthy environment, and the waste of health services are part of this system that should be well planned and solved. The objective of this work is to make the diagnosis of management of dental waste production chain system in a dental clinic in the city of Manaus and check the possibility of application of reverse logistics. A single case study was conducted, with an exploratory, qualitative and observational approach, empirically, the management of waste production chain system. The management plan is a reality in the studied public health unit and complies with current legislation; however, the application of reverse logistics still does not occur. The relevance of the plan compliance assists in preserving the environment and health of the population, minimizing health and environmental risks, and demonstrates the importance of proper management of this waste.

Index Terms—Healthcare waste, management plan, reverse logistic.

The authors are with Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil (e-mail:,


Cite: E. O. A. Ribeiro and R. K. Vieira, "Health-Care Waste: Diagnosis and Possibility of Application of Reverse Logistics on a Dental Clinic," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 454-459, 2017.

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