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:

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Honour for ‘No Food Waste’ founder

The Hindu 13 Aug 2019
Padmanaban Gopalan, founder of No Food Waste, received the National Youth Award for the year 2016-17 at a function held in New Delhi on Monday ... The number of active volunteers involved with No Food Waste were around 3,200 spanning across 16 locations in Tamil Nadu and West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, Mr....
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TV series on the grisly Clemmons case of Pazuzu Algarad airs Aug. 27

Winston-Salem Journal 13 Aug 2019
The show will feature interviews with local journalists, including Winston-Salem Journal reporter Michael Hewlett, as well as authorities, friends and neighbors of Algarad and people who were close to his victims ... Reporter, Winston-Salem Journal Oct 7, 2010 ... Meghann Evans/Winston-Salem Journal Oct 5, 2014 ... Winston-Salem Journal Oct 24, 2014....
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Letter: Democratic response to shootings the definition of insanity

The Salem News 12 Aug 2019
Trump is to blame because our Democratic delegation would never let a good tragedy go to waste ... 6 edition of The Salem News, “Citizens don’t need guns to protect them from government — they need the government to step up and protect them from guns.” Really ? Wasn’t the point of ......
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Tadweer rolls out Eid waste management plan

Gulf News 07 Aug 2019
The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has developed an action plan to ensure Abu Dhabi remains clean during the Eid Al Adha holidays. The plan includes cleaning mosques, deploying additional cleaners at prayer grounds and parks, and handling slaughterhouse waste in a hygienic manner. Dr Salem Al Kaabi, general manager of Tadweer, said....
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Depravity of humanity knows no bounds

The Roseburg News-Review 07 Aug 2019
The depravity of humanity knows no bounds ... 11 attacks ... Those numbers are irrefutable ... Many of the violence-prevention ideas coming out of Salem are well-intentioned but would accomplish little and thus are a waste of time. But it is counterproductive, and wasteful as well, to spend our time vilifying those proposals and their advocates on social media....
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Our View: Depravity of humanity knows no bounds

The Daily Astorian 06 Aug 2019
The depravity of humanity knows no bounds ... 11 attacks ... Those numbers are irrefutable ... Many of the violence-prevention ideas coming out of Salem are well-intentioned but would accomplish little and thus are a waste of time. But it is counterproductive, and wasteful as well, to spend our time vilifying those proposals and their advocates on social media....
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Greens clean up forest area along Yercaud Ghat Road

The Hindu 04 Aug 2019
Nature enthusiasts in Salem have ... Gokul from Salem Nature and Wildlife Trust said, “we gather here every Sunday to remove the waste dumped in the forest area along the Ghat Road....
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Plume of smoke draws attention in Salem Thursday night

Eagle-Tribune 26 Jul 2019
SALEM, N.H. — Ladder trucks illuminated a giant pile of burning construction debris at waste management company LL&S on Lowell Road late Thursday ... The response warranted tanker trucks from Salem and Windham, he said, ......
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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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