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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Rs1.670b released for seven waste companies

The News International 04 Jul 2020
LAHORE.Punjab Finance Department has sanctioned and released an amount of Rs1.670 billion to seven waste management companies for maintenance of municipal services. A letter with subject “Release of funds to seven solid waste management companies for first quarter during ......
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India third largest e-waste generator in the world, capacity limited to treat only one fourth of its waste

The Times of India 04 Jul 2020
He, however, expressed his concerns over absence of “good and credible data” in India, saying it would be tough to create mechanisms to enforce systems for managing e-waste in such a scenario ... But, the e-waste management in the country is largely based on informal sector activities for collection, dismantling and recycling....
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Compost plants to be set up at Kesare and Rayanakere

The Times of India 04 Jul 2020
“Of the 550 tonnes of waste generated in the city every day, some 200 tonnes is treated at a solid waste management plant at Sewage Farm located in Vidyaranyapuram while some 5% is treated at seven zero waste management centers in different parts of the city....
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Local Government Minister inspects improved solid waste sites

The Patriotic Vanguard 04 Jul 2020
The project, which is funded by the Department for International Development (DfID), is aimed at redefining the management of solid waste disposal by providing communities with proper waste disposal methods for the protection of the environment and the promotion of good health....
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Single-use utensil ban returns: EPA

Taipei Times 04 Jul 2020
People breaching the Waste Disposal Act (廢棄物清理法) by providing single-use utensils to dine-in customers would face fines of up to NT$6,000 (US$203), Department of Waste Management Director-General Lai Ying-ying (賴瑩瑩) said, adding that fines would accumulate daily for establishments failing to reinstate the ban by the deadline....
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Independence Day 2020: What’s closed or open this July 4?

Penn Live 04 Jul 2020
Today is Independence Day, the national holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States ... Most banks will be closed on July 4. The following libraries will be closed today ... to 4 p.m ... Since July 4 falls on a Saturday, most trash collectors will run on normal schedules including Penn Waste, Republic Services and Waste Management ... ....
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Pivot and Persist: How Pune-based startup PadCare Labs is using UV technology to combat coronavirus

Yahoo Daily News 04 Jul 2020
Founded in 2018 by Ajinkya Dhariya, PadCare is aimed at providing menstrual waste management services ... According to Ajinkya, the idea of PadCare is to create a circular economy by converting hazardous sanitary napkin waste into eco-friendly waste, and recycle the residual ......
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Emirati survivors recall MV Dara disaster as tourism plan unveiled

The National 04 Jul 2020
Around three tonnes of fishing nets and cages along with plastic waste which ... The diving team has managed to remove about 90 per cent of the waste in collaboration with the Umm Al Quwain Municipality Department, the Umm Al Quwain Cooperative Society for Fishermen and Coast Guard....
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Emirati survivors recall MV Dara disaster nearly 60 years on as tourism plans are launched

The National 04 Jul 2020
Around three tons of fishing nets and cages along with plastic waste which had ... The diving team has managed to remove about 90 per cent of the waste in collaboration with the Umm Al Quwain Municipality Department, the Umm Al Quwain Cooperative Society for Fishermen and Coast Guard....
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Keep Bears In Mind When Preparing To Compost

Caledonian Record 04 Jul 2020
“Some folks will be new at composting food waste at home, so we are offering some guidance on how to do that without providing additional attractants for the bears.” ... You can locate them by contacting your local solid waste management district or town at www.802recycles.com, or ask your trash hauler if they pick up food scraps for composting....
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Ross wants Cubs to start scrimmaging right away

Daily Herald 04 Jul 2020
The Cubs held their first practice after the hiatus on Friday at Wrigley Field. First-year manager David Ross plans to waste no time and will start scrimmaging on Saturday ... ....
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Thanking waste management workers [letter]

Lancaster Online 04 Jul 2020
May I give a big cheer to our waste management workers? ... ....
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Nigeria: Tackling the Plight of Road Sweepers

All Africa 04 Jul 2020
These "highway managers" also help to control the ......
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