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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Still on the LAWMA Blue Box initiative

Business Day Online 17 Oct 2019
Recently, the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, launched the Blue Box programme, aimed at promoting the culture of waste sorting at the point of generation. The launch of the innovative scheme represents a milestone in waste management in Lagos ... Kadiri is assistant director, public affairs, Lagos State Waste Management Authority....
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Hospitals must incinerate medical waste to avoid legal action: Wahab

The News International 17 Oct 2019
The adviser to CM on law, environment, climate change and coastal development department, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, has directed all private and government hospitals of Karachi to immediately submit their hospital waste management plans to the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) in accordance with the Hospital Waste Management Rules 2014....
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Letters to the Editor for October 16, 2019

Nevada Appeal 17 Oct 2019
Residents see no tangible benefits of Waste Management billing increases. I finally received my first full billing period for Waste Management and I was surprised to see a price increase for the period ... All I see is new Waste Management trucks driving around and all residents received new trash cans....
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Garbage keeps piling up, MCG served notice by pollution body

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
On verification, it was found that the said area falls under the jurisdiction of MCG and the civic body is duty bound for the implementation of Solid/Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016,” states the notice (a copy of which is with TOI) ... For a long time, experts have been raising a concern over waste being dumped near Sector 29 ground....
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IIT-H creates bio-bricks from agri waste

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) and KIIT School of Architecture, Bhubaneswar, have developed bio-bricks from agricultural waste. The product serves the dual purposes of waste management and development of eco-friendly, sustainable building material....
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Hit by language hurdle, SWR initiative goes to waste

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
South Western Railway (SWR) has taken a step towards effective waste management at its stations in Bengaluru, expecting passengers to fall in line ... SWR has provided separate dustbins at stations for bio-degradable (wet waste) and non-biodegradable (dry waste), labelling them Sukha Kachra and Geela Kachra....
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Air quality in Delhi 'unhealthy', anti-pollution drive intensified

India TV 17 Oct 2019
In South Zone of the SDMC, 93 challans were issued for violations under solid waste management laws and construction and air pollution under NGT Act amounting to over Rs 4.55 lakh, it said....
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Trimulgherry residents vexed with rise in number of pigs

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
Secunderabad. Residents of Malani Enclave, Trimulgherry, have been facing a sanitation issue with an increasing number of pigs breeding in the area ... S Devender, superintendent, sanitary waste management, SCB, said, “We have been constantly clearing waste near the Trimulgherry lake outlets. In fact a six-member team has been removing garbage ... Hyderabad....
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SSWMB to impose fine on contractors for transporting garbage uncovered

The News International 17 Oct 2019
The Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) has announced that heavy fines will be imposed on contractors transporting garbage in open trucks around the city ... The Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) has announced that heavy fines will be imposed on contractors transporting garbage in open trucks around the city....
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Bedi to visit Yanam once in 3 months to review projects

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
Puducherry ... She directed the officials concerned to comply with the deadlines set by the Supreme Court in managing solid waste. She also directed the scientists from the department of science, technology and environment to examine complaints related to disposal of biomedical waste and take up corrective measures in disposing it ... City. ....
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CWD meeting Oct. 22 in Conrad

Choteau Acantha 17 Oct 2019
Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 will have two public information sessions regarding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in north-central Montana. The meetings will focus on current and future management of CWD in the area ... designated as part of the Northern Montana CWD Management Zone....
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Waste Management worker's act of kindness caught on camera

WPTV 17 Oct 2019
A Waste Management worker’s act of kindness is bringing tears to the eyes of many people after video of it was posted to Facebook. Colette Kingston posted the Ring doorbell footage Wednesday, and it has since received hundreds of shares ... ....
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CM plays devpt card, seeks mandate for candidates

The Times of India 17 Oct 2019
Amravati ...Cities are the engines of development as they contribute 65% of the GDP ... He said he took pride in making every city of the state open defecation free and added that solid waste management has been effectively been done in 50 cities while 80% work has been completed in another 100 cities ... more from times of india cities ... City. ....

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