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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Carbios Hosts World’s First PET Biorecycling Summit with Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the ...

The Galveston Daily News 09 Dec 2022
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Kirksville Daily Express 09 Dec 2022
... to start the glass recycling program and the household hazardous waste program ... Halstead said the reason the pads are eligible for the grant is because they are made of 100 percent recycled polyethylene plastic, which is approximately just shy of 14,000 pounds of diverted waste....
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Moving Towards Resources Circulation - Recycling City Wide - Recycling with Six Times GREEN$

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Collectivité installs waste-sorting bins

The Daily Herald 08 Dec 2022
green for glass, yellow for plastic and packaging, and orange for other waste ...   The contents of the sorting bins will be emptied by the service provider, which is responsible for receiving, sorting, packaging and transport of sorted waste to recycling companies....
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Ludhiana: Local bodies minister inaugurates plastic reverse vending machines

Hindustan Times 08 Dec 2022
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Kumho Petrochemical expands ESG management

Korea Times 08 Dec 2022
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2023 Budget: 4 key areas that received less allocation than National Cathedral

Joy Online 08 Dec 2022
Between an imminent crash of the economy and a desperate cry for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, Ghana is at crossroads ... Accra, Ghana ... Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta ... Artistic impression of National Cathedral ... The Student Loan Trust Fund is to receive just GHS3 million while GHS 2.4 million goes into the Plastic Waste Recycling Fund ... ....
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Circular bioplastics offer solution for climate crisis and growing resource consumption

Phys Dot Org 07 Dec 2022
... of plastic waste, lower resource consumption, and further reduce the CO2 emissions of the plastic sector until 2050, while preventing large-scale disposal in landfills ... Moreover, there is not enough plastic waste available to meet the growing plastic demand via recycling....
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‘Circular bioeconomy’ could transform plastics sector, study finds

The Hill 07 Dec 2022
That’s because by the year 2050, there would not be enough plastic waste available from recycling to meet the growing demand for the material, according to the researchers ... recycling, minimal waste incineration and the widespread adoption of bio-based raw materials. ....
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5 sustainable gifts for giving back – to your loved ones and our planet

The Community Post 07 Dec 2022
cordless drills, sanders and jigsaws are built from Tritan Renew, a 50% certified recycled material created with plastic waste that has been diverted from landfills ... environment by diverting waste equivalent to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles from oceans and landfills....
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5 sustainable gifts for giving back - to your loved ones and our planet

Estherville News 07 Dec 2022
cordless drills, sanders and jigsaws are built from Tritan Renew, a 50% certified recycled material created with plastic waste that has been diverted from landfills ... environment by diverting waste equivalent to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles from oceans and landfills....
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Ireland risks missing EU recycling targets, warns EPA

The Irish Times 07 Dec 2022
Authority report identifies ‘worrying trends’ in waste generation and recycling. The EPA’s national waste ... Ireland is in danger of missing EU waste recycling targets due to rising levels of plastics and municipal waste, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned....
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Government launches solid waste management project

The Daily Herald 07 Dec 2022
  “This can only be achieved by the conscious efforts of everyone by, for example, refusing single-use plastics, buying recyclable products, repairing or refurbishing old products, and recycling and composting waste materials. In doing so, the amount of non-recyclable waste ......

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