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  1. Waste management

    Waste management (or waste disposal) are the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes the collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste, together with monitoring and regulation of the waste management process. Waste can be solid, liquid, or gaseous and each type has different methods of disposal and management. Waste management deals with all types of waste, including industrial, biological and household. In some cases waste can pose a threat to human health. Waste is produced by human activity, for example the extraction and processing of raw materials. Waste management is intended to reduce adverse effects of waste on human health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management practices are not uniform among countries (developed and developing nations); regions (urban and rural areas), and residential and industrial sectors can all take different approaches.A large portion of waste management practices deal with municipal solid waste (MSW) which is the bulk of the waste that is created by household, industrial, and commercial activity.


  1. Waste management

    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.

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  1. Waste Management

    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.

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  1. waste management

    Waste management refers to all actions carried out and the facilities put in place to ensure proper disposal of human, plant, animal, other forms of residual to promote health, personal hygiene and sanitation in schools and the community.

    The actions carried out include segregation of waste into reusable resources by refusing and regulating littering to reduce and where possible, recycle the waste to control environmental degradation and health hazards in the community.

    Submitted by nambuyarachelp on June 3, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waste management in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waste management in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of waste management in a Sentence

  1. Yukihiro Misawa:

    It's a good direction, but they're too focused on waste management.

  2. Lee Zlotoff:

    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.

  3. Doug Woodring:

    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.

  4. Benji Reed:

    You know we had a couple of issues that we worked, we did work something on the Waste Management System, but that was fine, and you know, the crew was happy and healthy.

  5. Andrew Mayes:

    The report also emphasizes that, while risks to health of microplastics through ingestion in water may be low, there is a continuing need to reduce plastic inputs into the environment at source, in order to prevent the problem becoming worse, this can be enacted through better waste management and implementation of incentive schemes and governments should prioritize such actions in the overall global strategy to reduce plastic inputs into oceans( the ultimate sink for all of the waste).

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  • nakládání s odpadyCzech
  • gestión de residuosSpanish
  • la gestion des déchetsFrench
  • कचरे का प्रबंधनHindi
  • 廃棄物管理Japanese
  • கழிவு மேலாண்மைTamil

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