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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Tadweer opens organic waste composting unit in Abu Dhabi

Gulf Daily News 25 Nov 2020
Opened in the presence of Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer and senior officials from the relevant departments, the nw facility will help transfer the waste management sector from burying waste to utilizing waste as a resource.  ... Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said....
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Tadweer launches marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra

Gulf Daily News 23 Nov 2020
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has launched a marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi as part of the Center’s continued efforts to enhance the collection, transportation and treatment of solid waste ... Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said....
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Days of our Lives spoilers: A grand entrance, a doomed wedding, and a shocking discovery

m&c 22 Nov 2020
Days of our Lives spoilers tease Thanksgiving week is packing a punch in Salem with dramatic arrivals, unsettling news, and a wedding no one wants to happen ... Gabi (Camila Banus) makes a grand entrance announcing her return to Salem. In true Gabi fashion, she wastes no time making herself at home and riling Chad up....
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How to start or improve compost bins this fal

The Recorder 17 Nov 2020
Autumn, with its abundance of fallen leaves, decaying pumpkins and garden waste, is a great time to start composting, or to improve your home compost system ... The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District sells “Earth Machine” home compost bins ... pet waste, meat, bones, poultry, fish, dairy and oily foods such as peanut butter and salad dressing....
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Letter to the editor: People voted then votes were counted

The Post-Star 17 Nov 2020
Tanya Goldstein, Salem. Our green spaces are not a waste ... But Chris Patten seeks only to profit by erecting an apartment building on what the editorial board deems “a lawn that is a waste.” Maybe he should raze ... What’s wrong with lawns? Since when are green spaces a waste of space?....
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The Salem News 16 Nov 2020
The city’s compost drop-off station at Mack Park has reopened 24 hours a day, seven days a week for compost drop off of food scraps and compostable kitchen waste only. Do not drop off yard waste here ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Micaela Guglielmi, Waste Reduction Coordinator, at mguglielmi@salem.com....
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North Shore news in brief

The Salem News 15 Nov 2020
The city’s compost drop-off station at Mack Park has reopened 24 hours a day, seven days a week for compost drop off of food scraps and compostable kitchen waste only. Do not drop off yard waste here ... For more information, visit greensalem.com/programs/compost, or contact Micaela Guglielmi, Waste Reduction Coordinator, at mguglielmi@salem.com....
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River rises, interrupts repairs at site of train crash

The Roanoke Times 12 Nov 2020
With that service disrupted, the authority resorted to trucking waste for disposal. Also after the incident, the city of Salem stopped drawing drinking water from the river at a treatment-plant intake 3.4 miles downstream from the coal spill. Salem was still using wells and water purchased from the Western Virginia Water Authority instead this week ... ....
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Bridge repairs continue at site of train crash in Roanoke County

The Roanoke Times 12 Nov 2020
With that service disrupted, the authority resorted to trucking waste for disposal. Also after the incident, the city of Salem stopped drawing drinking water from the river at a treatment-plant intake 3.4 miles downstream from the coal spill. Salem was still using wells and water purchased from the Western Virginia Water Authority instead this week ... ....
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Results may vary: Voters talk outside of polls

The Salem News 04 Nov 2020
Brian Biggins, a Salem resident who voted for President Donald Trump, sees it differently ... Robert Poczobut, of Salem, cast a ballot for Trump as well, but not for the same reasons ... Maria Ramos, a Salem resident, said she voted for Democrat Joe Biden for president because “we need change.” ... “I voted yes,” said Karen Redden, a Salem resident....
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Michigan AG suing operator of Washtenaw County landfill that has been ‘nuisance for years’

Michigan Live 23 Oct 2020
WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a lawsuit against the operator of Arbor Hills Landfill in Washtenaw County’s Salem Township for failing to comply with state and federal regulations and endangering the public health, safety and welfare ... Landfill in Salem Township to reduce odor with temporary 42-foot flare....
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State sues Northville-area landfill, alleges health, safety violations

Detroit news 23 Oct 2020
to operate in compliance with state and federal law for air quality and solid waste management ... Leachate is the liquid that gathers along the bottom double-liner of a landfill and can include liquid from waste, rainwater and other outside sources ... Six Mile in Washtenaw County’s Salem Township....
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"Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong" About... Hocus Pocus

Rotten Tomatoes 22 Oct 2020
Reviews too were far from magical, with critics lamenting that while Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy were great fun as Salem’s back-from-beyond Sanderson sisters, all that delicious ham was wasted on a film that was too full of plot and ideas on the one hand (bullies! zombies!), and mediocre at best on the other. (Also ... ....

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