Waste

Waste and wastes are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.

The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable). Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.

Definitions

United Nations Environment Program

According to the Basel Convention,

United Nations Statistics Division, Glossary of Environment Statistics

European Union

Under the Waste Framework Directive, the European Union defines waste as "an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard."

Types

There are many waste types defined by modern systems of waste management, notably including:

Latest News for: Salem waste

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Dalmia Cements to use waste from railway workshop

The Hindu 16 Jul 2019
The waste piled up at its site for over two decades posed serious environmental hazard ... The environmental measures put in place by the workshop was seen by a senior-level railway team from the Salem Railway Division, which collected details of the ways it was handling organic waste, said the official....
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On Virginia farm, microbes turn organic waste into compost

Waco Tribune-Herald 14 Jul 2019
Last year Royal Oak accepted and composted more waste than any other DEQ-permitted agency in Virginia — approximately 45,000 tons — and accounted for about 24% of total material composted in Virginia, according to Jenny Poland, solid waste permit writer for DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office located in Salem....
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MTA’s New Inspector General Releases Dozens Of Reports Of ‘Appalling’ Employee Conduct

CBS Sports 11 Jul 2019
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is stunning new evidence of Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees behaving badly ... They wanted to blow their horn about the best on-time subway performance in six years ... Web Extra ... And on and on and on ... I think a lot of it is wasted, unfortunately,” South Salem resident Mark Richman said ... ....
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Filling hearts and bellies: Salem Harvest helps fight hunger

Capital Press 10 Jul 2019
Representatives from the Oregon Community Foundation were also on hand to award a $25,000 grant to the nonprofit, Salem Harvest, whose mission is “to feed hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste.” ... Yet food is wasted at each stage, from farm to fridge to fork ... Fresh food is also wasted at the farm level....
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Food, meat waste helps Salem Corpn. save on electricity bills

The Hindu 07 Jul 2019
By diverting food and meat waste to biomethanation plants here, the Salem Corporation is saving on electricity bills and preventing waste from getting dumped at Chettichavadi dump yard ... According to Corporation officials, the plant can process up to five tonnes of food waste and it could generate up to 400 units of power from the waste....
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Shalisha Davis tabbed as next head Salem girls basketball coach

The Citizens 31 May 2019
CONYERS -- With the departure of Delvin Wilson, who spent the past two seasons as the head girls basketball coach at Salem High School, the Seminoles brass wasted little time in finding his replacement ... ....
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Plastic straws are out in Swampscott

Newburyport Daily News 28 May 2019
Barbara Warren, executive director for Salem Sound Coastwatch, said that while she’s not familiar with the details of this ban, her organization is always glad to see any efforts to reduce the waste stream. Swampscott is also one of the towns the group regularly works with within Salem Sound....
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Highway stretches turn into open dump for garbage

The Hindu 26 May 2019
Highway stretches at various parts of the district are becoming convenient places to dump hospital and meat waste or just domestic garbage by the passing vehicles ... Vacant lands on the busy Salem-Bengaluru highway stretch, outside the city, are becoming convenient places for waste collectors to dump meat and hospital waste....
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Struggling Salem Sox lose game, series to Wilmington

The Roanoke Times 24 May 2019
WASTED EFFORT. Salem didn’t have much to show for Thursday night’s strong showing at the plate. ....
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Weeks after final leukemia treatment, Boone 3-year-old is celebrated at NASCAR driver's 'Catwalk'

Watauga Democrat 23 May 2019
The next several years the Eldreds were traveling often to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for Mason’s treatments. Wasting no time, doctors started Mason on a blood transfusion as well as started a chemotherapy plan the first day at the hospital....
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24 Seattle-Area Memorial Day Weekend 2019 Festivals

The Stranger 22 May 2019
Venture to the rich waters of the Hood Canal for the seafood-centric Shrimpfest ... SEATTLE ... (All weekend) ... Think you can handle four whole days of thrashing to metal, rock, punk, and hardcore bands? Pay a visit up north to see headliners like Virginia's Municipal Waste, Salem's Convergence, Oakland Grammy winners High on Fire, and Canada's own Voivod....
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Boone 3-year-old celebrates last leukemia treatment at NASCAS driver's 'catwalk'

Watauga Democrat 17 May 2019
The next several years the Eldreds were traveling often to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for Mason’s treatments. Wasting no time, doctors started Mason on a blood transfusion as well as started a chemotherapy plan the first day at the hospital....
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Boone 3-year-old celebrates last leukemia treatment at NASCAR driver's 'Catwalk'

Watauga Democrat 17 May 2019
The next several years the Eldreds were traveling often to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for Mason’s treatments. Wasting no time, doctors started Mason on a blood transfusion as well as started a chemotherapy plan the first day at the hospital....

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