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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Shahbaz Sharif saved $100m by awarding contract to Turkish Cos: Azma Bukhari

The News International 16 Jan 2021
LAHORE.Shahbaz Sharif has saved over US$ 100 million while awarding the contract to Turkish companies hired as contractors for Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to clean the city, which today was turned into a complete mess due to the incompetence of the present rulers....
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Zero-waste target yet to be achieved

The News International 16 Jan 2021
LAHORE.Once again the claim of bringing Lahore to the zero-waste level was not achieved by the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC), which started a special cleaning operation in the city five days earlier ... He urged the citizens to dump their waste in LWMC-installed bins instead of throwing it in open places....
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As dog poop on city trails continues to build up, volunteers and officials remind people ...

Steamboat Pilot 16 Jan 2021
“I just want to raise awareness that people need to understand that dog waste is toxic,” she said. Dog waste can in fact be quite toxic, said Kelly Romero-Heaney, Steamboat Springs water resources manager. “Not picking up and disposing of pet waste can expose our families to diseases when they play in the yard or swim in the Yampa River.”....
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DHA residents demand supply of tap water, end of tanker mafia

The News International 16 Jan 2021
A number of residents of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) protested against the housing authority and the Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) outside the Karachi Press Club on Friday ... The residents also called for an affective waste management system in their housing neighborhood ... It asked them to file a report in two weeks ... ....
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Poor resources, lack of modern tech derailing solid waste management: Study

The Times of India 15 Jan 2021
These areas include financing of waste management and mobilising revenue from local sources, urban housing development and land use, compositional analysis of changing waste mix in the city, bio-medical waste and liquid waste disposal and appropriate logistics and modern technologies for solid waste management....
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Solid Waste Implementation Plan adopted

Brattleboro Reformer 15 Jan 2021
BRATTLEBORO — The Windham Solid Waste Management District has adopted its updated Solid Waste Implementation Plan (SWIP) ... “This document encapsulates the greater good of all our towns working together to improve how we manage waste,” Michelle Cherrier of Dummerston, chair of the District’s Board of Supervisors, said in a statement....
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NEA committed to tackling problem at source

Straits Times 15 Jan 2021
We agree with Ms Liu that businesses might not be managing their food waste because they may not be aware of its true cost ... Since 2014, NEA has mandated the reporting of waste generated in large premises such as malls and hotels, where a large amount of waste generated is food waste ... Everyone has a role to play to reduce food waste....
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Forum: NEA committed to tackling food wastage problem at source

Straits Times 15 Jan 2021
We agree with Ms Liu that businesses might not be managing their food waste because they may not be aware of its true cost ... Since 2014, NEA has mandated the reporting of waste generated in large premises such as malls and hotels, where a large amount of waste generated is food waste ... Everyone has a role to play to reduce food waste....
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Agency closes six-hectare open dump in Tanza

Manila Standard Today 15 Jan 2021
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has closed down a six-hectare open dump in Tanza, Cavite, for violation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 ... Antiporda is the alternate chairman of the National Solid Waste Management Commission....
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Nine e-waste centres found violating rules: CPCB

The Times of India 15 Jan 2021
DPCC, based on inspections primarily in east and northeast Delhi and survey of 251 units till December, has ordered of 142 e-waste units. Under E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, producers of electrical equipment are required to collect e-waste back as part of the extended producer responsibility (EPR) clause....
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260-year-old company expands with new Droitwich factory

The Business Desk 15 Jan 2021
A 260-year-old group which specialises in silver recovery and recycling has invested in a new storage and waste management facility in the West Midlands for one of its companies ... The letting will provide the waste management specialist with expanded storage and allow it to meet a ......
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Burning garbage: Every bit as dirty as it sounds

MinnPost 15 Jan 2021
Trash incineration, which has been rebranded by the waste incineration industry as “waste-to-energy” (WTE), is often offered as an efficient solution to waste crises ... For example, 100% of fossil carbon in plastic wastes is permanently stored in a landfill ... economist with a 45-year career focused on municipal solid waste management....
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Dominguez, CCC bat for a plastic-free PH

Beijing News 15 Jan 2021
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has highlighted the need for governments to ensure that waste management systems are well supported to deal with current and future plastic waste, especially with the significant increase in plastic pollution from home deliveries and medical waste due to the COVID-19 pandemic....
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