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Consulting for proper treatment of health care waste in The Philippines

Technology / Service Summary

We have been implementing proper treatment and recycling of health care wastes such as PPEs in the Philippines since last year.


・To identify the status of medical waste generation, including infectious waste in metro Cebu, Philippines.
・To select a sterilization equipment



Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • ASEAN countries

    Indonesia,Cambodia,Singapore,Thailand,Philippines,Brunei Darussalam,Viet Nam,Malaysia,Myanmar,Lao PDR

Related SDGs Goals

  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 15. Life on Land
  • 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal


Many emerging countries including The Philippines have confronted the difficulty of maintaining medical infectious waste management for the proper handling and disposal of so-called health care waste such as masks, face shields, and single-use PPEs which have been greatly increasing owing to the infection spread of Covid-19

The Illegal dumping problem or the improper handling problem of health care waste have been confirmed even before the pandemic. These problems became more pronounced after the pandemic. In addition, this situation causes fear of infection spread and financial burden on disposal of increased waste.

Guun co., ltd established a branch office in The Philippines in 2017 and has recycled waste plastic to produce Fluff Fuels. We were consulted by local government on disposal of health care waste. Most of the health care waste which has been increasing currently is plastic-based. Therefore, we sterilize them on-site and recycle them to produce fluff fuels to promote the proper handling of health care infectious waste for prevention of the infection spread and this
will also eventually result in prevention of marine pollution and cut back on greenhouse gas.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t take a passage to The Philippines due to the effect of the pandemic in this time. however, we implemented the local survey based in the Philippines branch so we could do it smoothly. Moreover, the survey was carried out sponsored by city of Yokohama and Yokohama Urban Solution Alliance(YUSA), they have a strong connection with Metro Cebu.

Consulting for proper treatment of health care waste in The Philippines