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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Energy Department tries to break Yucca Mountain stalemate

Las Vegas Review-Journal 01 Dec 2021
Kathryn Huff, principal deputy assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the Department of Energy, said plans to find new disposal sites would provide “responsible management” of nuclear waste produced by power plants over the past three decades....

Yampa Valley Recycles Depot opens Wednesday

Steamboat Pilot 01 Dec 2021
Winn Cowman, new waste diversion director for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, gets a helping hand from her dad Bud LaFoe while setting up a scale at the new Yampa Valley Recycles Depot in Steamboat Springs ... Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and managed by Cowman along with Dakota Dolan, YVSC waste diversion coordinator....

Filthy roads: 11 SIs get show-cause notice

The Times of India 01 Dec 2021
This was revealed during an inspection carried out by the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s solid waste management (SWM) department ... Following the revelation, solid waste management department’s nodal officer Dr Gajendra Mahalle has directed all zonal officers to issue show-cause ......

Florence Larbi: Refuse to be a part of the trash problem in Ghana

Joy Online 30 Nov 2021
“Refuse what you DO NOT need; reduce what you DO need; reuse what you consume; recycle what you cannot refuse, and rot (compost) the rest”, a popular quote by Bea Johnson, says it all when it comes to proper waste management. However, our waste management situation has not been shaped along the standard quoted above....

GCM Grosvenor Makes Majority Investment in ReSource Waste Services

Eagle-Tribune 30 Nov 2021
GCM Grosvenor is excited to announce this investment in ReSource, a growing and well-positioned C&D waste processing and recycling infrastructure provider that is a clear leader in the New England region,” said Matthew Rinklin, Managing Director at GCM Grosvenor....

Zoomlion unveils new digital payment platforms for solid waste management

Joy Online 30 Nov 2021
Zoomlion, the country’s total waste management company, has unveiled three new digital platforms ... so we can improve the solid waste management situation. “Feedback so far indicates most people are delighted and are now practising proper waste management lifestyles”....

Covanta And EQT Infrastructure To Create The Leading Sustainable Waste Solutions Provider, Driving Compelling Value ...

Longview News-Journal 30 Nov 2021
Coupled with society's growing momentum toward decarbonization and pursuit of circular alternatives for managing waste, this creates a compelling value creation story ... By leveraging sustainable waste management, Covanta's facilities generate energy and avoid landfills, which ......

Environmental Nonprofit Delterra Announces New Partnerships with Red Innovacíon Local and the ...

Eagle-Tribune 30 Nov 2021
30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Delterra, an environmental nonprofit with waste management and recycling programs in Indonesia and Argentina, announced a new partnership with Red Innovacíon Local, and the World Economic Forum’s Scale360° Initiative to further scale its footprint and impact in Latin America....

GES partners Zoomlion to step up sanitation education in SHSs

B & FT Online 30 Nov 2021
Waste management company, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, in collaboration with the Schools Health Education Programme (SHEP) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun a massive sanitation education in Senior High Schools (SHSs) to sensitize students on the need to adhere to good sanitary practices....

Biden seeks willing hosts for nuclear waste storage sites

Metro USA 30 Nov 2021
(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was seeking local communities willing to host nuclear waste ...Managing waste not only makes nuclear a more sustainable option but also helps fulfill DOE’s obligation to manage the nation’s spent nuclear fuel,” it said....

Shiv Sena felicitates sanitation staff of AMC

The Times of India 30 Nov 2021
Speaking on the occasion, local Sena leader Raju Vaidya said sanitation workers are the backbone of any municipal solid waste management system ... “The citizens also have to pay a critical role in ensuring sustainable sold waste management system ... the solid municipal waste....

Kumasi Waste To Energy Plant, Ghana

Power Technology 30 Nov 2021
Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer Biopower 27.6 – 27.6 Permitting Ashanti, Ghana Kumasi Waste Management ... The project is being developed and currently owned by Kumasi Waste Management....

Biden renews hunt for willing hosts for nuclear waste storage sites

Reuters 30 Nov 2021
Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was seeking local communities willing to host nuclear waste ...Managing waste not only makes nuclear a more sustainable option but also helps fulfill DOE’s obligation to manage the nation’s spent nuclear fuel,” it said....

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