Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is a distinct practice from resource recovery which focuses on delaying the rate of consumption of natural resources. All wastes materials, whether they are solid, liquid, gaseous or radioactive fall within the remit of waste management Waste management practices can differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial producers. Management of non-hazardous waste residential and institutional waste in metropolitan areas is usually the responsibility of local government authorities, while management for non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste is usually the responsibility of the generator subject to local, national or international controls.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Disposal, processing, controlling, recycling, and reusing the solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes of plants, animals, humans, and other organisms. It includes control within a closed ecological system to maintain a habitable environment.
The numerical value of waste management in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of waste management in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
All that consumption is growing, unfortunately the waste management systems around the world are not keeping pace as quickly as the consumption and products -- there's a big mismatch.
We are a world of 7.5 billion people and there are serious problems that need solving, from food to fresh water, to energy waste management, we are all in this together. We are a global civilization, and whether we care to acknowledge it or not (in the media), 50 percent of that population is often dissuaded from figuring out those problems.
Images & Illustrations of waste management
Translations for waste management
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- कचरे का प्रबंधनHindi
Get even more translations for waste management »
Find a translation for the waste management definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these waste management definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"waste management." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 27 May 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/waste management>.