Project Merit: Waste Information

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Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) for a decade of successful operation and evolution of a medical waste management system using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for safe disposal of medical wastes with high infection risk. The systemIt manages the discharge, transport, and disposal of eight8 types of medical wastes in real time using RFID technology to tag and track all waste from patients, doctors, clinics or hospitals to secure disposal. The system has hit its stride in 2014-2016 with almost 64,000 sites or businesses in the system, an average of 20 million tags per year,s and statistical data on 178,000 tons of medical waste discharged, transported and disposed of last year.