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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
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.