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.


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."


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

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Victoria Advocate 16 Aug 2022
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Acer Day raises P1.38M for GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, 20 tons of plastic waste compensation for ...

Manila Standard 16 Aug 2022
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Picture. Sent ... The airline said it is making it possible to pre-select a hot meal in the Business cabin before departure as part of the fight against food waste and that it is committed to recycling and eliminating 90% of single-use plastic on board its aircraft by early next year. Read the latest issue of IOL Travel digital magazine here. ....

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The innovative food and beverage brand introduces the Wild Imaginations collection ... SEATTLE, Aug ... From Sept ... Available Now. The Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler (14 oz) ... To help your family live a sustainable lifestyle, the tumbler lid is made in part from recycled plastics sourced from discarded fishing nets, sparing our waters of plastic waste.Price....


Victoria Advocate 15 Aug 2022
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Aspen Times 14 Aug 2022
Prada Re-Nylon is entirely crafted from a regenerated nylon created through the recycling and purification of plastic collected from oceans, fishing nets, landfills and textile-fiber waste globally ... “Translating Re-Nylon into Prada ready-to-wear, pieces fuse sportswear elements with silhouettes and approaches of luxury ... ....

EMB to watch LGUs’ solid waste disposal

Manila Standard 13 Aug 2022
Under Section 24 of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, environmental monitoring officers (EnMOs) are tasked to monitor the recommendations given by the EMB to LGUs, such as providing trucks for collection of recyclables like glass, metals, ......

Coca-Cola invites citizens in Danang and HCMC to join hands for a Vietnam without waste

The Saigon Times 13 Aug 2022
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