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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Tadweer opens organic waste composting unit in Abu Dhabi

Gulf Daily News 25 Nov 2020
Opened in the presence of Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer and senior officials from the relevant departments, the nw facility will help transfer the waste management sector from burying waste to utilizing waste as a resource.  ... "The management of organic waste is a top priority for Tadweer....
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Waste management solutions company among finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year award

Live Mint 25 Nov 2020
An urban waste management solutions company and a venture that looks at training youth for leadership roles are among the finalists for this year’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award selected by the Schwab Foundation and JubilantBhartia Foundation ... “Even though waste management ......
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Diet that does not waste

China Daily 25 Nov 2020
Eco-pioneers are treading a new path to limit their environmental footprint, and more are expected to join them on this route as waste management becomes ever more relevant. World Bank data shows that an average city dweller is responsible for dumping more than 270 kilograms of solid waste each year, about 0.74 kg each day....
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Planning failures put nature ‘under unprecedented pressure’

The Irish Times 25 Nov 2020
– More than one million tonnes of food waste is generated each year, generating a high level of carbon emissions; ... The report calls for a review on “how we manage and recycle our waste” ... “We need to build in resilience to Ireland’s waste management capacity in the event of emergencies.”....
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Ukrainian company to produce energy from solid waste in Punjab

The News International 25 Nov 2020
A leading Ukrainian company specialised in the implementation of renewable energy projects and municipal solid waste management will design and develop first of its kind “Landfill Degassing” project in Punjab....
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Applications open for $50m fund to spur sustainability efforts

Straits Times 25 Nov 2020
Individuals, groups and businesses with sustainability ideas - such as reducing waste and ways to mitigate climate change - can now apply for funding for their projects ... More thought must also be given to the way the food industry is structured, so that it is viable from a waste-management point of view, she said....
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IFC launches blue loan to fight marine pollution; maiden USD 300 mn loan goes to Indorama

Yahoo Daily News 25 Nov 2020
These are the countries grappling with mismanaged waste and serious plastic waste in the environment, a statement said ... We are building recycling infrastructure to divert waste from the marine environment ... 'This blue loan complements our ongoing work on a circular economy for plastics and enhanced waste management in Asia....
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EPA evaluation an indictment of environmental failures

The Irish Times 25 Nov 2020
On waste management, the report calls “strong, consistent, multi-agency enforcement and campaigns to change public behaviour” to target littering. Landfill and waste-to-energy ... “We need to build in resilience to Ireland’s waste management capacity in the event of emergencies.”....
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Ukrainian Co to produce energy in Punjab

The News International 25 Nov 2020
A leading Ukrainian company specialised in the implementation of renewable energy projects and municipal solid waste management will design and develop first of its kind “Landfill ......
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Vietnam hosts ASEAN Engineering Organisations’ Conference

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Nov 2020
The conference focuses discussions, including transportation (the COVID-19 impact on the transport and logistics sector), environmental engineering (waste management and violations in hazardous waste management), disaster response, and the development of an ASEAN energy system ... A closing session of CAFEO 38 will take place on November 26 ... .......
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Non-profit organisations join hands to empower waste pickers

The Hindu 25 Nov 2020
Though informal waste pickers are a crucial cog in the solid waste management wheel, they remain virtually “invisible”, and face discrimination owing .......
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Troy budget adopted, garbage plan postponed a year

Times Union 25 Nov 2020
In his statement, Madden stressed the importance of working out a solution to solid waste management in light of shrinking landfill space and higher fees for disposal ... but more work remains ahead to reduce waste generation and increase reuse and recycling in the Collar City.”....
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Northwestern using AI to detect COVID on X-rays • Workers at 11 nursing homes go on strike • UChicago, UIC studying COVID test access

Chicago Business 25 Nov 2020
STERILIS SOLUTIONS INCREASES PRODUCTION IN ANTICIPATION OF COVID VACCINE WASTE. Regulated medical waste manager Sterilis Solutions LLC said in a statement that it has increased production volume to assist hospitals in disposing COVID-19 vaccine medical waste....
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