D5 | Sustainable waste management: Re-use, recycling, and safe disposal

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Presentation Medical waste management in Armenia

Speaker Anahit Aleksandryan, Head of Hazardous Substances and Waste Policy Division - Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia

Dr. Anahit Aleksandryan, MS in Biophysics (Yerevan State University, 1978), PhD in Biology (Institute of Continuing Medical Education, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1985:, Science Doctor in Biology.(2011). As Industrial Toxicologist participated in research and practical works since 1978 to 1996. Employee at Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia since 1996, currently Head of Hazardous Substances and Waste Policy Division of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia. Publications exceed 106, including 4 monographs. Focal Point of: UNEP Stockholm Convention on POPs; UNEP Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade; Minamata Convention on Mercury, UNECE Convention on Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents; SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management), Environment and Health process (WHO).

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Presentation: Circular economy: Collaborations to recycle plastic waste in healthcare 

Speaker Sara Mewton, Manager, Global Producer Responsibility Office of Global Sustainability - BD

Sara Mewton has more than 6 years experience leading product stewardship related programs such as REACH for BD, and more recently: producer responsibility programs and the development of supporting strategies.

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Presentation: European update on efforts to regulate single-use device reprocessing 

Speaker Daniel Vukelich, President - Association of Medical Device Reprocessors

Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq., CAE is the President of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), the global trade associating representing the legal, regulatory and other trade interests of the third-party medical device reprocessing industry. AMDR's core mission is to promote the proper reprocessing (cleaning, repair/refurbishing, testing, sterilization, among other steps) of "single use" devices (SUDs). Its members perform a majority of the third-party reprocessing in the United States and serve over 1,000 European hospitals.

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