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).

Latest News for: Waste and waste management

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UAE is building a $1.1 billion facility to incinerate mountains of waste

The Siasat Daily 31 Jul 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building one of the largest waste-to-energy plants in the world to deal with the increasing amount of waste ... Bee’ah — the company managing Sharjah’s waste, chief executive Khaled Al Huraimel said he wants to build more waste-to-energy facilities in the region, including in neighboring Saudi Arabia....
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Stakeholders in the electronic waste business urged to formalize operations

Ghana News Agency 31 Jul 2021
Professor Rosemond Boohene, a lecturer at the University of Cape-Coast and the Project Lead of the E-waste Management in Ghana (E-MAGIN Ghana) project, said this at a workshop to raise awareness of Operators on the need to formalize their activities ... of discarded E-waste....
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Drive to charge packagers for recycling, but industry fights

Times Union 31 Jul 2021
The fund will be used to reimburse municipalities for recycling and waste management costs ... The fees will go to a private organization that will reimburse municipalities for recycling and waste management costs and invest in education geared at reducing packaging and improving recycling....
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Waste from villages to be disposed of at 16 points in Gr Noida

The Times of India 31 Jul 2021
To manage the liquid waste and sludge that is generated in the urban villages, the authority will create common points where such waste will be disposed of ... pick up points and transfer it to the sewerage treatment plant in Kasna where liquid waste management plant is operational....
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Industry fighting nationwide drive to shift recycling costs to producers

Bangor Daily News 31 Jul 2021
The fund will be used to reimburse municipalities for recycling and waste management costs ... The fees will go to a private organization that will reimburse municipalities for recycling and waste management costs and invest in education geared at reducing packaging and improving recycling....
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Longmont council, staff to look again at solid-waste reduction

Daily Camera 31 Jul 2021
Waste Services Manager Charles Kamenides said in an email that items being planned for the city to accept at the event, if the Council gives its go-ahead to fund it, would include electronics, TVs, fire extinguishers, textiles, clothing, ceramics and porcelain, printer cartridges, hard cover books, and documents for shredding....
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WSSP wants to operate in 23 more UCs

The News International 31 Jul 2021
The WSSP was established in 2014 for providing drinking water, sanitation and solid waste management services to the residents of the provincial metropolis ... To a question about the waste dumping sites of these bodies, he said that they were not using the WSSP waste disposal points and maybe dumping waste at some other places....
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Solutions to trash problem in Lake Ozark presented

Lake Sun Leader 31 Jul 2021
City officials are working with Lake of the Ozarks Solid Waste Management District T officials to figure out a way to get trash receptacles out of public view, and to get overflowing trash off The Strip ... By separating the collection of recyclables from the existing waste contract ......
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Hefty waste collection charges burn a hole in pockets of Chandigarh residents

Indian Express 31 Jul 2021
Vandana Batra, a resident of Sector 21 in Chandigarh, received a bill of Rs 3,300 as waste collection charges ... Moreover, late payment charges are also illegal as even in solid waste management bylaws, LPC can only be charged after one month of the bill being issued ... Chandigarh Mayor Chandigarh Municipal Corporation waste management....
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3 Institutions sign MoU to train waste collectors

Graphic 31 Jul 2021
... informal waste collectors ... According to him, JOSPONG Group, being a lead player in the sanitation and waste management sector in the country and AAMUSTED, a skills training institution, it was appropriate that they collaborated to find solutions to the challenges of the sector....
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Blue economy department explores business opportunities in discarded fishing nets, gears |31 July 2021

Nation 31 Jul 2021
Mr Mendes also visited the net storage and repair yard at Ile du Port and held brainstorming sessions with key waste management entities together with industry and entrepreneurship government departments....
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Plastic Free July press conference highlights important legislation

The World 31 Jul 2021
... to handle the waste ... "A big reason why plastic pollution is on the rise is because producers are absolved of all responsibility for where their products end up, leaving you and me with limited choices when buying consumer goods and then footing the bill for managing the waste....
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