—Medical waste (MW), from its creation to its final
treatment, is currently a topic of great concern to society.
Pollution created by MW not only has an adverse effect on
human health but also harms the environment. This study
developed a basic model premised on sustainable operation and
environmental protection. This model provides concrete data
for discussion concerning the creation and sources of MW and
its harm to the environment. The government must impose
fixed-rate “pollution taxes” on polluters to achieve justice. The
amount of pollution emitted from various sources was
calculated by using mathematical models and contingency plans
were implemented for pollution control and pollution reduction
to derive methods that can effectively reduce and inhibit
pollution. The mathematical models can hopefully satisfy
manufacturers, consumers, and the government, enabling the
health care industry to achieve sustainable operation and
optimized environmental protection.
—Medical waste (MW), environment, pollution.
Chen-Lin Lee is with the Department of Dalin Tzu-Chi General Hospital,
No.2, Min-Sheng Road, Dalin Town, Chia-yi 622, Taiwan (e-mail:
Jin-Cherng Chen is with the Vice-Superintendent of Dalin Tzu-Chi
General Hospital (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Chen-Lin Lee and Jin-Cherng Chen, "Chen-Lin Lee and Jin-Cherng Chen," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 417-420, 2014.