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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Tsirang villages struggle with waste management challenges

Kuensel 15 Aug 2022
At the dzongkhag tshogdu (DT), LG members from Tsirangtoed gewog said that with infrastructure development such as schools and hospitals, waste management has become challenging ... “It is challenging to manage infectious waste from the hospital.” ... He said that there was no management at the landfill as waste is strewn all over the place....

Proposed organic processing plant in Maghtab requires Environment Impact Assessment - ERA

Independent Online 15 Aug 2022
The construction of the plant was foreseen to be implemented in the ECOHIVE complex according to the Waste Management Plan (WMP) for the Maltese Islands, 2021- 2030 ... "Biowaste plays a key role in sustainable waste management. The project therefore aims at improving waste management ......

SRNL, N.C. State appoint Robert B. Hayes to joint faculty position

The Post and Courier 15 Aug 2022
Hayes’ current research focuses on several areas intersecting nuclear criticality, nuclear waste management, retrospective dosimetry, radiological air monitoring, health physics, radiation measurements, nuclear forensics, and nonproliferation ... with nuclear waste management issues....

Murfreesboro files suit against Middle Point Landfill, alleging new evidence of harmful runoff

Times Free Press 15 Aug 2022
Waste Management commits $300K for research, scholarships) ... A byproduct of the aluminum industry, dross mixed with other waste can create a chain reaction that generates heat and toxic, flammable gases that can lead to chemical fires and potentially disastrous environmental consequences....

Scrapping use-by dates could prevent huge amounts of food waste – here’s what else could help

Indian Express 15 Aug 2022
Household food waste is the result of mismanagement ... WRAP forecast considerable waste reductions should this be implemented nationwide ... While changing dietary culture and consumer behaviours towards greater sustainability is an arduous process, it is a necessary one as we transition towards greater responsibility in food waste management....

Rewarding employees ignored in Huntington

Gettysburg Times 15 Aug 2022
Currently, the township has about $125,864 in the fund ... Issues remain with refuse hauler Waste Management, which was awarded a contract in March as part of a multi-municipal trash collection pact in the York Springs area ... Huntington is partnering with neighboring municipalities in the three-year deal that was awarded to Waste Management in March ... .......

Colleges axing public affairs management degrees

China Daily 15 Aug 2022
After being dropped by 83 universities in the past five years, public affairs management has become the least preferred major at Chinese universities ... Some experts believe that universities should offer majors that accord with actual societal needs, and cautioned that short-lived disciplines are a waste of public resources....

What the new local government set-up will look like in Karachi

The News International 15 Aug 2022
District East has five towns ... District South has two towns ... In the tenure of the last LG, the mayor had no authority over the city’s solid waste, water and sanitation. This time the mayor is likely to become the divisional head of the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) as well as of the board of the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) ... ....

Laflines l Up for grabs

Citrus County Chronicle 15 Aug 2022
This has been a week of finds. That shiny copper penny outside of my hair salon. I picked it up and it now rests in my car as a good luck reminder ... Three phone calls and three days later, the garbage can was claimed by Waste Management and the garbage picked up by our county landfill ... Lynne Farrell Abrams. Lynne Farrell Abrams. Lynne Farrell Abrams ... ....

Waste management innovations co-designed by Talisaynon waste workers launched

Sun Star 14 Aug 2022
(PRRCFI) launched four waste management innovations co-designed by Talisaynon waste workers themselves ... Women Waste Workers for Wala Usik. Co-Designing a Circular Economy is a project that aims to increase awareness and inspire action toward gender-responsive waste management programs by local government units and their partners....

BBMP plans to hire external agency to aid SWM companyA senior BSWMC official confirmed that ...

Deccan Herald 14 Aug 2022
The newly-established Bengaluru Solid Waste Management Company (BSWMC) plans to take the help of an external agency to steer the implementation of some key projects ... The BSWMC, which currently comprises officers and engineers from BBMP’s solid waste management department, is yet to fill key posts from the ‘open market’ ... Solid Waste Management....

‘Strict action to be taken if waste is not segregated’

The Times of India 14 Aug 2022
The civic body has also warned the residents to not mix both the waste together ... As per Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management Rules, 2016, all construction debris consisting of building materials, should be disposed of properly to mitigate the environmental impact....

WATCH: Riverton’s garbage like ‘gold’ for some

Jamaica Observer 14 Aug 2022
Raymond Jackson, 43, an employee of the National Solid Waste Management Authority who operates a tractor at the site, said if the dump is closed, he is unsure how he will make ends meet ... sites across the island in a major overhaul of how the country’s solid waste is managed....

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