Waste management

Waste management is all those activities and action required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation. It also encompasses the legal and regulatory framework that relates to waste management encompassing guidance on recycling etc.

The term usually relates to all kinds of waste, whether generated during the extraction of raw materials, the processing of raw materials into intermediate and final products, the consumption of final products, or other human activities, including municipal (residential, institutional, commercial), agricultural, and special (health care, household hazardous wastes, sewage sludge). Waste management is intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on health, the environment or aesthetics.

Waste management practices are not uniform among countries (developed and developing nations); regions (urban and rural area), and sectors (residential and industrial).

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KPEZDMC and PCSIR join hands for green initiative

The News International 20 Apr 2024
It is expected to pave the way for economic development and environmental conservation through the efficient management of marble and granite waste.The collaboration seeks to acquire technical know-how for the installation of a mechanical plant at Mohmand Economic Zone in District Mohmand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa....

Scientist Harps on Impact of Infrastructure Development in Nigeria’s Public Health System

This Day 20 Apr 2024
Moreover, Omotosho stressed the necessity of proper waste management systems within healthcare facilities, noting that effective waste management is important in curbing infections and maintaining a safe environment for both patients and healthcare workers....

Macomb County names 81 Green Schools

Macomb Daily 20 Apr 2024
Eighty-one schools in Macomb County have been named Green Schools for the year for activities and efforts toward helping the environment ... Emerald, Evergreen or Green ... Schools can also apply for a piece of four mini-grants that are being financed by the Detroit Zoo and WM, a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company....

CES partners with EARTHDAY.ORG, Kabadiwalla Connect to handle battery e-waste

Hindustan Times 19 Apr 2024
Kabadiwalla Connect is a waste management company that provides ... An important aspect of this initiative is to promote proper segregation and repurposing of collected plastic waste by the waste handlers and other partners in the waste management supply chain, it stated....

MCG shares WhatsApp helpline numbers to report waste burning

Hindustan Times 19 Apr 2024
Waste management guidelines clearly emphasise waste segregation as the first step followed by resource recovery ... Ruchika Sethi Takkar, founder-member of ‘Why Waste Your Waste’, a civil society movement for a zero-waste city, said that burning waste for many is still the standard way of managing waste....

Resort and landfill spark environment, economic, community talks

The Manila Times 19 Apr 2024
Gielyn Bernardo acknowledges the necessity of waste management facilities while recognizing the transformative impact of resort-driven development ... Managed by MCWM, CSEZ addresses the nation's waste crisis, ensuring proper waste disposal and upholding environmental standards through strict waste management practices and community engagement....

Waste Management Strategies for Businesses: From Compliance to Competitive Advantage

Cascade Business News 19 Apr 2024
Complying with standards is certainly important, but there is also a distinct competitive advantage to be gained through the development of an effective waste management strategy ... Become known as a brand that takes sustainability seriously through your practices including waste management....

Zoomlion supports Buz Stop Boys to clean parts of Accra

Business Ghana 19 Apr 2024
Zoomlion Ghana Ltd., a leading waste management company, has provided support to the Buz Stop Boys, a voluntary sanitation group, for cleaning activities in parts of the capital ... Acquah urged the public to utilize waste bins for waste disposal instead of dumping waste in drains....

Earth Day: A look at what’s being done to decrease plastic use

Daily Bulletin 19 Apr 2024
It plays a critical role in maintaining food quality and safety and reducing food waste ... Share of global mismanaged plastic waste, 2019. In rich countries, nearly all plastic waste is incinerated, recycled or sent to well-managed landfills ... Low- to middle-income countries tend to have poorer waste management infrastructure....

Free Home Hazardous Waste

Richland Source 19 Apr 2024
Richland County Solid Waste Management will host two home hazardous waste events on April 20th & October 19th at the Richland County Fairgrounds, ......

270,000 tons of solid waste have accumulated across Gaza Strip:UN

Anadolu Agency 19 Apr 2024
"Some 270,000 tons of solid waste have accumulated ... The accumulation of solid waste, exacerbated by "the destruction of waste management facilities and medical waste disposal centers, has severely hampered the collection and disposal efforts by municipalities," Dujarric said....

Staggering quantities of energy transition metals are winding up in the garbage bin

Popular Science 19 Apr 2024
the mountain of electronic waste humanity discards each year ... Now, the United Nations has taken a first step toward filling in these data gaps with the latest installment of its periodic report on e-waste around the world ... Two of the most recyclable metals found abundantly in e-waste are aluminum and copper....

1940s stack at Oak Ridge National Laboratory gets repaired after crews climb 250 feet up

Oakridger 19 Apr 2024
It's still an operating stack, providing ventilation for the lab's waste operations ... The two offices recently completed an $18 million life extension to the lab's waste operations ... Oak Ridge cleanup is focused on ORNL and Y-12 National Security Complex, where addressing waste could take until 2050....