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: Waste plastic recycle

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Nestle shifted critical recycling goal and revealed scale of plastics problem

The Day 14 Jul 2024
But the difference amounts to 280,000 metric tons of additional non-recyclable plastic waste a year, according to the latest available data for 2022 ... With 19% of its plastic waste coming from mixed material packaging smaller than A4, Unilever like Nestle, will struggle to be 100% recyclable without stopping these formats....
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Ecopreneurs sparking climate change goals

Business Line 14 Jul 2024
Start-ups have varied approaches, from neutralising plastic waste to recycling end-of-life batteries for organic waste management and even purifying air and water ... Niche problem solvers ... .......
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GCC economy could get $2 trillion boost via green finance by 2030

Khaleejtimes 14 Jul 2024
Currently, GCC countries recycle, reuse, or recover only around 10 per cent of plastic and metal waste, resulting in significant waste. Increasing recycling rates in the GCC to a more achievable 40 per cent would create about 50,000 new jobs to support a $6 billion market,” the report says....
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Companies like Nestle and Unilever modify plastic recycling goals due to implementation difficulties: Report

Hindustan Times 13 Jul 2024
The legal difference between these amount to about 280,000 metric tons of additional non-recyclable plastic waste a year, according to the Bloomberg report, which added that this would weigh the same as 30 Eiffel towers or 1,400 Statues of Liberty ... What is the current global plastic waste and recycling scenario?....
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Nestle’s packing goal shift reveals mass-scale plastic problem, infrastructure concerns remain: Report

Live Mint 13 Jul 2024
But the difference amounts to 280,000 metric tons of additional non-recyclable plastic waste a year, according to the latest available data for 2022 ... With 19% of its plastic waste coming from mixed material packaging smaller than A4, Unilever like Nestle, will struggle to be 100% recyclable without stopping these formats....
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6 lakh fake pollution-trading certificates unearthed in three States

The Hindu 13 Jul 2024
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) certificates are used by companies that use plastic packaging. Certificates are generated by registered plastic waste recyclers, who collect plastic waste and recycle them .......
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Green investment in GCC could unlock up to $2tr in GDP value

Gulf Today 13 Jul 2024
Today, GCC countries recycle, reuse, or recover only around 10 percent of plastic and metal waste, resulting in significant waste ... recycling, plastics and packaging recycling, secondary metal semi-finished producers, or car spare parts manufacturing,” the report says....
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Air Pollution: Silent threat affecting our children

Emirati Times 13 Jul 2024
Our Earth’s atmosphere is not naturally clean or free from all pollutants; it maintains a balance of gases that support life. However, our activities have led to air pollution, putting every being’s life at stake ... Global Statistics and Findings ... Rep ... Rep ... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Recycle paper, plastic, glass, and metals. Compost organic waste....
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SMX Keeps Getting Bigger; Scores Collaboration with Miami-Based Tradepro Inc. to Evaluate Enhanced Digitalized Tracking ...

GetNews 12 Jul 2024
According to an article , plastic producers have known for over 30 years that recycling is not a viable solution for plastic waste management, citing a report by the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) ... It's also true that some great minds in the plastic industry are 100% committed to reducing plastic waste and fueling the recycling mission....
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Plastic Market to Grow at 4.2% CAGR through 2031, Expanding Use of Plastics to Substantially ...

GetNews 12 Jul 2024
Plastic market to show promises in the coming years supported by recycling practices that will help alleviate the growing plastic waste effect. Plastics, ... Most single-use plastic products cannot be recycled or are recycled only a few times prior they become unsustainable waste....
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Conference discusses sustainable development by businesses

Vietnam News 12 Jul 2024
Moreover, Việt Nam discharges around 1.8 million tons of plastic waste into the environment each year, the fourth highest of any country globally ... Lê Anh, director of Duy Tân Plastic Recycling JSC, referred to the company's plastic recycling plant, which adheres to of zero waste, zero emissions and zero wastewater norms....
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The first "Waste ATM" at a cement plant in Việt Nam

Vietnam News 12 Jul 2024
Additionally, many solutions are being implemented by the company to address plastic waste pollution. One such solution is using non-recyclable plastic waste as fuel for cement kilns ... The solution of using plastic waste as fuel is expected to be widely applied to solve both the ......
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