Waste

Waste and wastes are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.

The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable). Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.

Definitions

United Nations Environment Program

According to the Basel Convention,

United Nations Statistics Division, Glossary of Environment Statistics

European Union

Under the Waste Framework Directive, the European Union defines waste as "an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard."

Types

There are many waste types defined by modern systems of waste management, notably including:

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NLC Writes Buhari, Rejects Governors’ Call for Mass Retirement of Workers

This Day 13 Aug 2022
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja ... Mass retrenchment? Wage cuts? Wage freeze? Recruitment freeze or what?. “Certainly, we will never be in support of waste in any form and personnel costs, in our view, ought not constitute a waste given the fact that the greatest assets of any nation are its personnel for whom nothing is too big to be given....
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EXCLUSIVE NHS is STILL hiring 'diversity and inclusion managers’ paid up to £76,000 a year ...

The Daily Mail 11 Aug 2022
The NHS is still recruiting diversity and inclusion managers, despite a Government promise to crack down on 'waste and wokery' ... The adverts were listed on various websites such as Indeed, Total Jobs and the NHS' internal recruitment system between July 21 and August 5....
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EXCLUSIVE Victory for common sense as NHS says it WILL include 'women' and 'girls' in ...

The Daily Mail 11 Aug 2022
NHS is STILL hiring 'diversity and inclusion managers’ paid up to £76,000 a year despite No10 pledge to scrap roles as part of war on 'waste and wokery'. The NHS is still recruiting diversity and inclusion managers, despite a Government promise to crack down on 'waste and wokery'....
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CRAIG HOPE: Canny Newcastle are refusing to be held to ransom… the richest club in ...

The Daily Mail 10 Aug 2022
Affordability, though, is not the issue. Profit and Sustainability, as the Premier League call their spending rules, is the limiting factor ... RELATED ARTICLES ... In that regard, they have got their recruitment spot on so far, barely wasting a penny of the £150m invested in seven players ... They have hit it out of the park in terms of recruitment so far ... ....
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GOOD NEWS: Quality Service Awards

Odessa American 07 Aug 2022
Ricardo Catano, Reimundo Acosta, E’an Morris and Byron Brand, all with Solid Waste, were selected ......
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HKY4Vets announces employer partners

Hickory Record 07 Aug 2022
air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane 575 new COVID-19 cases in Catawba County, 1 new death New Maiden Elementary expected to cost nearly $29.3 million Grape arbor collapsed during storm; "I don't want his work to go to waste"....
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P4.6-M worth of illegal drugs seized in Iloilo ops since January

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"We cannot allow them to waste the gains of our barangay drug clearing programs....
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Boomerang Boom: Why Employees Are Circling Back to Their Old Workplace

The Facts 03 Aug 2022
It seems the revolving door isn't just for C-suite execs anymore ... Back To Work ... It costs companies much less to open the door to an old hand who knows the job already than to onboard a new recruit. They also don't need to waste resources conducting aptitude tests or early-stage performance reviews as they know they can perform the role ... .......
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NMC’s ‘special-95’ weeds out muck and mud from roads and footpaths

The Times of India 02 Aug 2022
A group of sanitary workers in blue tracksuits pull out shovels, brooms and tubs from a vehicle meant for transporting waste and start cleaning the Police Like Takli-Raj Bhavan rear gate road ... NMC formed the SST recently after recruiting 180-odd persons on compensatory grounds ... NMC collects 100MT waste from streets daily....
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Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan highlights an incoherent strategy

Economist 02 Aug 2022
ONE WAY to view Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is as a bold assertion of principle. China has taken to bullying countries that maintain even the most innocent ties with the island, which it claims ... Taiwan needs to do more to combat corruption and waste in its armed forces, and to improve training and recruitment ... ■ ....
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Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan highlights America’s incoherent strategy

Economist 02 Aug 2022
ONE WAY to view Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is as a bold assertion of principle. China has taken to bullying countries that maintain even the most innocent ties with the island, which it claims ... Taiwan needs to do more to combat corruption and waste in its armed forces, and to improve training and recruitment ... ■ ....
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Inside Nick Saban’s recruiting blueprint that built a dynasty

Cleveland 01 Aug 2022
Everything we do,” Saban began, “is about recruiting ... He’d directly use those established expectations as part of his recruiting pitch, too ... In college football, there are all kinds of different sayings that speak to the importance of recruiting ... But no coach has fully embraced the power of recruiting quite like Saban....
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'We have the talent': In the air and on the road for five days on ...

CBS Sports 28 Jul 2022
CHICAGO — Summer basketball recruiting is an ethos built on, among many other things, being a walking/talking logo; ... At times it felt like we were wasting time evaluating and recruiting kids because what we ended up realizing is all the good guys we got at San Fran we got late....

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