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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The Biden administration barred me from doing a border ride-along

New York Post 10 Dec 2022
More On. us border. Migrant mob of 704 people crosses US border into Texas. CBP deaths are the latest sign of the Biden border disaster. Biden’s job-creation lie, MSNBC’s Twitter-File denial and more ... 21 ... But as a reporter, I consider it my job to “rankle” — to expose waste and wrongdoing, no matter who is in power ... .......
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San Mateo mayor decision still deadlocked

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 09 Dec 2022
The Dec ... He expressed pessimism the Dec ... “Not a good look, sitting up here and not doing our job ... “Your first-day-on-the-job unwillingness to compromise and your defiance of all standards of good governance, not to mention wasting everyone’s precious time, is not something I would hold up as role model behavior to the leaders I coach in my business.”....
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T. S. Eliot Saw All This Coming

The Atlantic 08 Dec 2022
You’re getting close to The Waste Land ... Hypercivilized as he was, and dressed with bleak propriety for his day job at Lloyds Bank, Eliot on the brink of The Waste Land was nonetheless a shaman, a real one, and to manifest the dire spiritual condition of the tribe, he had to undergo—in his buttoned-up way—the regulation shamanic dismembering....
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New data shows a strong, if plateauing, cannabis market

Inlander 08 Dec 2022
After years of consistent growth, cannabis sales in Washington slumped this year, albeit slightly, according to new data from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board ... ♦ ... Some Pacific Northwest federal dam workers hurt on the job say the federal compensation program wastes time and money, in some cases leaving them permanently disabled .......
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Money from Spokane's Monsanto lawsuit will be small compared to what the city's already spent ...

Inlander 08 Dec 2022
With a settlement that could include more than 2,500 cities and jurisdictions, Spokane stands to gain more than most. SPOKANE'S SPECIAL STATUS. With a final settlement approved Nov ... Some Pacific Northwest federal dam workers hurt on the job say the federal compensation program wastes time and money, in some cases leaving them permanently disabled ... ♦....
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Accommodating two new Spokane County commissioners will take more than finding a new place to sit

Inlander 08 Dec 2022
Jordan, who is new to elected office and recently left his job as an assistant attorney general, brings up ... Some Pacific Northwest federal dam workers hurt on the job say the federal compensation program wastes time and money, in some cases leaving them permanently disabled....
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The region needs more homes. Here are 11 examples of what to build, rehabilitate and preserve

Inlander 08 Dec 2022
Spokane is defined by many things. A waterfall. Marmots. Actual winters ... Maybe ... buildings that contain multiple homes ... In 1890, the city's population was about 20,000 ... This won't change ... 39 ... Some Pacific Northwest federal dam workers hurt on the job say the federal compensation program wastes time and money, in some cases leaving them permanently disabled....
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Norwegian company to establish Waste to Energy power plant

The News International 07 Dec 2022
LAHORE.A Norwegian delegation held preliminary talks with the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to establish an over 40 MW Waste to Energy power plant ... The Waste to Energy project will reduce environmental pollution, said LWMC Chairman adding this project will also create 2,000 jobs....
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Government launches solid waste management project

The Daily Herald 07 Dec 2022
  The first steps in this process are being taken with the launch of the project “Moving to Integrated Solid Waste Management on St ...   “These efforts will contribute to a healthier and less polluted environment, and will stimulate industry and innovation by creating jobs in waste collection, processing and safe disposal.”....
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Tips for navigating auto part shortages

Rumble 07 Dec 2022
Consumer reporter John Matarese looks at what options you have if this happens to you, so you don’t waste your money. Loading comments... 3.28. Are factory jobs making a comeback in America?. KERO. 1.54.48. EXPOSED ... ET] ... ....
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Edgecombe board welcomes new member, re-elects leaders

Rocky Mount Telegram 07 Dec 2022
County residents are charged $125 per year for a 12-month permit to take waste to the stations and initially, a placard was provided ... where specific types of waste were to be placed. “I think we can do a better job on our signage and telling people what goes where,” he said....
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Kamado gets approval for granite tile factory

The Saigon Times 07 Dec 2022
The project will create jobs for roughly 800 people in the province and partly solve the problem of waste stone powder around the area ... Binh Nghi is one of seven industrial clusters that have been expanded since this year ... ....
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Reducing home sizes in Pitkin County on the table

Summit Daily 07 Dec 2022
Less construction, less waste from construction, less services, less energy, less employees, less traffic, it’s that simple,” he said ... They also suck more resources due to construction and maintenance; the increase in jobs and related vehicle trips to serve private residences; and incremental material waste, according to county staff....

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