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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Murfreesboro files suit against Middle Point Landfill, alleging new evidence of harmful runoff

The Advocate & Democrat 12 Aug 2022
The fate of the landfill, which is the main destination for household waste from one-third of all Tennessee counties, could have far reaching implications far beyond Murfreesboro residents since there are few known alternatives for the trash generated by more than a million Tennessee residents....
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Letters: Donkey rescue | Lopsided view | Vote for Chen | Different message | Striking terrorists

The Mercury News 12 Aug 2022
Re ... job’s boundaries. Re ... Instead of a candidate that treats the controller position as a platform to fight for issues hardly related to the job, we need someone who promises to audit state spending and expose waste ... Lanhee understands and respects the boundaries of the controller’s job, especially for an office intended to be independent....
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Dumpster USA Joins Cleanup of Mill Creek

Index-Journal 11 Aug 2022
"When it was brought to our attention that residents have been living within such an overwhelming level of destruction and debris for more than a year, we knew it was a job for us," co-founder Dorian Cuomo said ... Since being founded in October 2021, Dumpster USA has saved 6,888 trees and recycled 32,048 tons of waste in 15,288 jobs and counting....
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83 Jailed, 4,200 Fined for Indiscriminate Waste Dumping in Lagos

This Day 11 Aug 2022
The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LSWMA), has said that 83 persons have been convicted and jailed while 1,200 others were penalised and asked to sweep and over 3,000 were fined after they were found guilty of committing various forms of offenses relating to indiscriminate disposal of waste in Lagos, in the last year....
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Maryland teacher shortage worsened 'because during the pandemic people left'

Longview News-Journal 11 Aug 2022
Ten percent of teachers did not return to teach in 2021-22 from the previous year, he said ... To attract teachers, school districts are holding more job fairs ... Doing those things would make their jobs easier and make it more enticing to stay in the field. Most state standardized tests waste time, she said ... Those are a waste of time,” she said ... .......
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EXCLUSIVE NHS is STILL hiring 'diversity and inclusion managers’ paid up to £76,000 a year ...

The Daily Mail 11 Aug 2022
The NHS is still recruiting diversity and inclusion managers, despite a Government promise to crack down on 'waste and wokery' ... One of the job descriptions says the successful candidate will be responsible for making staff feel 'safe' to 'express' their diversity ... A description on the NHS jobs website says the diversity role involves....
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Bectran Adds Advanced Approval Automation Engine to Process and Manage Construction Project Sheets in Real Time

The Joplin Globe 11 Aug 2022
has released an enhanced solution to its automated risk evaluation and approval framework for construction project job sheet processing ... The solution utilizes industry- and business-specific risk criteria to evaluate and approve project job sheets automatically, eliminating wasted time while ensuring data accuracy....
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Turkish Ministry prepares agriculture action plan

Fresh Plaza 11 Aug 2022
The model is aiming to make the existing system more efficient by simplifying the current 63 different incentives ... Urban agriculture will be encouraged, which will help reduce transport costs and waste, create jobs and increase access to fruits and vegetables. Source. hurriyetdailynews.com. Publication date .......
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EXCLUSIVE Victory for common sense as NHS says it WILL include 'women' and 'girls' in ...

The Daily Mail 11 Aug 2022
NHS is STILL hiring 'diversity and inclusion managers’ paid up to £76,000 a year despite No10 pledge to scrap roles as part of war on 'waste and wokery'. The NHS is still recruiting diversity and inclusion managers, despite a Government promise to crack down on 'waste and wokery'....
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We could have done a better job holding water companies to account, admits former Ofwat boss

The Daily Telegraph 10 Aug 2022
"The regulator's job isn’t an easy one. However, I’m sure a better job could've been done over the years of holding these companies to account and making them do a tougher job on what is essential - providing the public with clean water in an efficient way, not wasting it on things like leaks."....
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Coming together to grow Nebraska

York News-Times 10 Aug 2022
We’ve seen big success creating jobs, cutting taxes, and attracting investment to our state ... While generating jobs, we’ve successfully controlled State spending to deliver tax relief ... The project is expected to create up to 75 jobs ... The expansion is creating 100 full-time jobs....
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PETE RICKETTS: Coming Together to Grow Nebraska

Scottsbluff StarHerald 10 Aug 2022
We’ve seen big success creating jobs, cutting taxes, and attracting investment to our state ... While generating jobs, we’ve successfully controlled state spending to deliver tax relief ... The project is expected to create up to 75 jobs ... The expansion is creating 100 full-time jobs....
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NEDC Commences Training for 30 Scavengers

This Day 09 Aug 2022
The one week training is for artisans and scavengers in the North-east on fabrication of efficient stoves and briquette production from agricultural and domestic waste in line with the climate change and climatic condition of the environment ... This training you are seeing is a waste to wealth program....

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