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


Solid waste generation to reach 3.8bn tonnes by 2050: UN

Dawn 29 Feb 2024
Without urgent action on waste management, the global annual cost may reach $640.3bn, UNEP says ... “The findings of this report demonstrate that the world urgently needs to shift to a zero waste approach, while improving waste management to prevent significant pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts to human health....

In green push, Bathinda to get 50 tonne biogas plant

Hindustan Times 29 Feb 2024
In a bid to improve waste management, the Bathinda municipal corporation will soon set up a compressed biogas plant, which will treat 50 tonnes of biodegradable waste on a daily basis ... Around 25 years ago, the site was used to dump city waste when the waste management plant was located on the city’s periphery.”....

World must act to stem surge of polluting trash, UN warns

The Daily Tribune - Bahrain 29 Feb 2024
"The findings of this report demonstrate that the world urgently needs to shift to a zero waste approach, while improving waste management to prevent significant pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and negative impacts to human health," said the report's lead author Zoe Lenkiewicz, of UNEP....

Around Town for February 29, 2024

Williston Observer 29 Feb 2024
Preventing food waste program offered. The Chittenden Solid Waste District is offering a webinar, ‘Still Good ... Vermonters know that food scraps are banned from the trash, but what if the food is still good? How do you get uneaten food to people that need it? Join us and learn options for managing leftovers so your food doesn’t go to waste....

GreenUp: Veolia Launches Its New Strategic Plan to Accelerate Ecological Transformation to Meet Growing Global Demand

Market Watch 29 Feb 2024
For these activities, such as heating networks, municipal water and solid waste management, Veolia is working to maintain its operational excellence and pursue its innovation efforts ... practical solutions for managing water, waste and energy that help to radically change the world....

Redwood City set to hike garbage rates

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 29 Feb 2024
However, South Bayside Waste Management Authority and HF&H consultants, contracted by the city, suggested an increase to all bins to meet the total estimated costs for solid waste collection ... The program provides a monthly credit on bills for water, sewer and solid waste services for households that qualify....

K-reactor renaissance

Korea Times 29 Feb 2024
Hasten passage of high-level radioactive waste bill ... As a leading nuclear energy state, Korea needs to construct storage facilities for radioactive waste. Among the top 10 nations with nuclear plants, Korea is the only country that has not yet initiated the construction of such facilities for managing spent waste....

MOL, Idemitsu Kosan launch VLCC plastic recycling demo test

SAFETY4SEA 29 Feb 2024
The MOL Group has positioned environmental strategy as one of the key elements of its “BLUE ACTION 2035” management plan.�Along with initiatives to protect the marine environment, including the collection of marine plastic waste, the entire group is working to reduce ......

EPA to commence compliance enforcement exercise in Volta Region in March

Business Ghana 29 Feb 2024
They include the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1994 (Act 490), the Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652), Fee and Charges (Miscellaneous Provision) Act, 2022 (Act 1080), the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act, 2016 (Act 917), and the ......

Green Earth Junk Removal stands at the forefront of environmental stewardship in the junk removal industry

GetNews 29 Feb 2024
to reduce waste, promote recycling, and contribute to a cleaner, greener world ... We remove old furniture, appliances, electronics, yard waste, and more, always with an eye toward recycling and donating what we can ... From removing old materials to clearing out new construction waste, we ensure that your project site stays clean and safe....

AHLA, HAC unite to expand hotel sustainability certification

TravelDailyNews 29 Feb 2024
The initiative, which provides certifications to hotels around the world, puts hotels through an assessment and audit to measure their performance in areas such as energy and water conservation, land use, hazardous and solid waste management, air quality, and more....


Market Watch 29 Feb 2024
-- The French Waste business grew by +0.7% to 2,909 million euros ... Present on five continents with nearly 213,000 employees, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for the management of water, waste and energy that are contributing to a radical turnaround of the current situation....

Veolia: Long Term Financial Guidances 2024 - 2027

Market Watch 29 Feb 2024
With nearly 218,000 employees on five continents, the Group designs and deploys useful, practical solutions for managing water, waste and energy that help to radically change the world ... services, produced 42 terawatt-hours of energy and recovered 63 million metric tons of waste....

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