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If you are ill or if you suspect illness, the waste you produce should be placed in a plastic bag, tied tightly and discarded among the mixed municipal waste. Since people do come in direct contact with waste, it should be considered contagious. Therefore, it is important that possibly contaminated waste should not be sorted.

Last updated: 06.04.2020 11:40

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  • if you have been in a public space, such as a food store, put your used mask, gloves, tissues and other items which might be a potential source of contamination, into a separate plastic bag, close the bag firmly, so it would not pose danger to the others. Some stores have separate disposal units for the disposal of personal protective equipment. If there are no special units, dispose of your used personal protection equipment as general household waste.

  • the used personal protective equipment must not be placed in the rubbish bin in a way that would allow access to these items for other persons, such as people searching through the rubbish who might get infected this way. The used personal protective equipment or other waste must not be thrown anywhere else outside the store nor in any green areas.

Last updated: 03.04.2020 13:05

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  • Instructions on how to make a home-made mask have been published by the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority. https://www.ttja.ee/et/uudised/ttja-koostas-juhendi-kuidas-valmistada-nii-meditsiinilisi-kui-isetehtud-maske

  • If the mask can be used more than once, then according to the instructions it needs to be washed in the washing machine at no less than 60 degrees.

  • If you want to dispose of the mask after the use, put it in a plastic bag, close the bag firmly and dispose it to the general household waste.

  • If you want to dispose of the mask after the end of the emergency situation when there is no more risk of spreading the virus, dispose it to the textile waste.

Last updated: 03.04.2020 13:03

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