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Paper ID: 158

Environmental issues on covid-19 medical waste: review from policy perspective

R A Nugroho1*, A W Kumar1, A T Kartinawanty2, S G Prakoso1,3, K Setyowati1 and R Suryawati1

1 Public Administration Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl Ir Sutami 36 A, Surakarta

2 Faculty of Dentistry, Kebangkitan Nasional No.101, Surakarta

3 Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat Sen University, No. 70 號, Lianhai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


The Covid-19 pandemic brings two sides to the environment. On one side, it reduces air pollution due to travel and work limitations but on the other hand, medical waste increases. This contradictory situation on the environment has been studied by research all around the world. This study is trying to map the concern of experts on environmental issues during Covid-19. This paper conducts a systematic literature review from prominent databases to portray the environmental issues that emerged during the Covid-19 Pandemic from policy perspective. Unique combination of keywords that combining environment, covid-19 and policy were used to filter the literature available in the research database. No less than 152 literature were collected and extracted using PRISMA approach. The result indicates that there is very limited policy issued by government to protect the environment for the post-covid era. Further findings are discussed in the full paper.

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