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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Water woes: Experts call for infra design relook

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020
An effective waste management system will prevents waste from entering drainage networks, the pointed out ... Plastic bottles and other such waste should not enter the gutter," said an engineer with the corporation ... Unless, citizens own up responsibility to manage their waste, nothing much can be done to prevent water logging," he added....

In absence of NGT directions on waste mgmt, biz goes on as usual

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020
Though clear directions about the revised deadline for implementation of Solid Waste Management Rules-2016 are yet to be announced by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), at the ground level not many things have changed since the first deadline of March 31 fixed by the tribunal....

Economic meltdown threatens Europe’s war on plastic

Dawn 10 Aug 2020
Without well-functioning and profitable plastics recycling there is no alternative, no environmentally sound option for plastic waste management,” said Antonino Furfari, the group’s managing director. “This waste will be incinerated or dumped.” ... “We need the industry to be able to provide a solution to the waste we produce,” Castro said....

New bins in Attleboro spark trash talk

The Sun Chronicle 10 Aug 2020
It’s supposed to be 35 gallons — which is already too small … if they’re not the right size, Waste Management should be called on the carpet for breach of contract.” ... In a related matter, the mayor said he has contacted Waste Management about the $29 bulk item fee that has stirred up some residents....

Wild camping in the countryside

The Irish Times 10 Aug 2020
Beauty spots such as Glenmalure and Lough Dan areas have been completely trashed, with rubbish, waste and faeces left all around ... There is also regular anti-social behaviour ... This ensures facilities are not only dispersed but behaviour and waste are managed ... However, it needs to be managed with proper policies and appropriate facilities in place ... ....

South Delhi Municipal Corporation gets Rs 43 crore for dust, waste management

The Times of India 10 Aug 2020
To implement dust combating measures and augment waste management facilities, has received Rs 43 crore from the Centre under the (UDF) scheme for the ... electric roads sweeping machines and for installing drum composters for solid waste treatment at the ward level, respectively....

PCPPI wins Sustainability Rising Star Award

Manila Standard Today 10 Aug 2020
One of the flagship programs of PCPPI's sustainability efforts is Luntiang Yaman, which is an initiative to reduce water use, optimize electricity use, optimization of fuel yield, solid waste management and community-building participation ... tons of solid waste from landfills....


ZDNet 10 Aug 2020
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‘Prepare yourself for the opportunity that is lurking right behind the corner’ - 30 quotes ...

Your Story 10 Aug 2020
Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week ... From waste management organisations that have continued to collect and manage waste through the lockdown, to clothing companies that have repurposed fabric to make face masks, entrepreneurs are rising to the occasion....

Mariners cool off Rockies, salvage series finale

Canada Dot Com 10 Aug 2020
Justus Sheffield pitched six shutout innings for his first major league victory and the Seattle Mariners held on to defeat visiting Colorado 5-3 Sunday afternoon, snapping the Rockies’ three-game winning streak ... The Mariners, who managed just one hit in a 5-0 defeat Saturday, wasted little time getting started in the series finale. J.P....

Magalong to enforce ‘hammer and dance’ concept to fight COVID-19

Manila Bulletin 10 Aug 2020
BAGUIO CITYMayor Benjamin Magalong called on members of the city’s management committee to enforce the “hammer and dance” ... He stated that health officers should appropriately manage the limited test kits available to the city to ensure the tests conducted will not go to waste....

3 major equipment changes Collin Morikawa made before winning the PGA Championship

Golf 10 Aug 2020
Collin Morikawa is now a major champion. Getty Images. Collin Morikawa, the 23-year-old winner of the 2020 PGA Championship, made a number of pivotal equipment changes in the lead up to the year’s first major ... Winner’s Bag ... By ... Up until the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Morikawa always preferred a driving iron instead of a 5-wood or hybrid....

Minnesota Vikings: Safety devices now the norm at Vikings training camp

Winona Daily News 10 Aug 2020
Before Eric Kendricks begins his football routine, the Minnesota Vikings’ Pro Bowl linebacker must prepare for the coronavirus ... “Every time someone comes close to me,” General Manager Rick Spielman said, “my little buzzer starts beeping and it says I have a minuteand a half wasted with you and I have eight-and-a-half minutes left.” ... Dr ... A tall order ... ....