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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Waste management: PCB circulates note on its findings against city corporation

The Times of India 12 Dec 2019
A week after high court issued a stay order on the notice issued by PCB to city corporation citing lapses in implementation of solid waste management rules, PCB chairman Ajit Haridas issued a press release reiterating their claims. The press release questions the authority of corporation to impose source-level waste management system....

S.D. Chief Deputy McGuigan recognized nationally

The Capital Journal 12 Dec 2019
During his tenure, McGuigan has worked on Indian law, water, oil and gas, mining, wildlife, air quality, solid waste,. hazardous waste, nuclear energy, public lands, and forest management ... .......

Tremonton tightens rules at green waste facility

HJ News 11 Dec 2019
Everybody got used to it as a convenient way to get rid of green waste,” Warnke said ... The new management plan “reminds the public why we are in the green waste business ... Under the new management plan, only residents of Tremonton (and Garland, for now) are allowed to drop off green waste materials there....

Inverness moving toward waste collection fees

Citrus County Chronicle 11 Dec 2019
The problem is that many of the city’s residents are getting the waste collection service for well under actual costs, and in some cases, free, said City Manager Frank DiGiovanni ... City government pays Waste Management between $370,000 - $400,000 annually for waste collection and an additional $230,000 for landfill fees....

Noida to rope in private agency to manage e-waste

The Times of India 11 Dec 2019
The Noida Authority will rope in a private agency for the management of e-waste generated within the industrial township ... “We found that in NCR only Gurgaon has been managing e-waste professionally,” said Avinash Tripathi, OSD and in-charge of health department at Noida Authority....

Madison County landfill decision delayed

The Northside Sun 11 Dec 2019
a solid waste management permit for the operation of the proposed municipal solid waste landfill; a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for storm water runoff; a wastewater ......

World Bank, Sindh govt to launch $200m solid waste project

Dawn 11 Dec 2019
Mr Shah said that an ADP [Asian Development Bank] scheme of Rs1.6 billion had been launched to improve solid waste management disposal in the city but “we are keen to do this on scientific manner and convert it into waste to energy” ... Solid Waste Management Board) as its members....

European countries recycle less than a third of plastic waste -research firm

Canada Dot Com 11 Dec 2019
“The EU has implemented drastic measures to overcome current levels of ruinous waste generation … (but) better waste management and a higher recycling capacity are now more imperative than ever,” Statista said....

Lawani: Resilience, Key Ingredient for Successful Entrepreneurship

This Day 11 Dec 2019
When everything starts to call at you, when every spare hour you have at work is used for research on the latest invention regarding waste management, when everywhere you go you see bottles practically calling out to you, when everywhere you go it becomes more obvious that there is waste around and everywhere, when you go for a party and rather....

RB, Maker Of Mucinex, Enfamil & Airborne, Launches The Healthy You, Healthy Planet Recycling Initiative ...

The Trentonian 11 Dec 2019
Participation in the program is easy; simply sign up for the RB Health & Nutrition Recycling Program at and mail in the packaging waste using the prepaid shipping label ... TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste®....

Orion Area Chamber of Commerce honors Impact Award winners

The Lake Orion Review 11 Dec 2019
Waste Management received the Community Beautification Award, which is sponsored by Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett. “Waste Management is a great community partner for us,” Barnett said, pointing to Waste Management’s wild life preserve and that the General Motors plant is powered by landfill gas from Eagle Valley Landfill ... ....

Plastic Pollution: Pune scientists discover fungi strains that degrade polythene

Indian Express 11 Dec 2019
While an immediate ban on plastic items in India has been postponed, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has directed all states and Union territories to strengthen plastic waste management by improvising on existing waste management systems....