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:

Latest News for: Waste recruitment

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Oller: A look at the 'Rise and Fall' of former Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann

The Columbus Dispatch 25 Feb 2024
But Holtmann recruited Ohio well, at least based on rankings ... At least it better have been, because another season like 2022-23 and (Gene) Smith will need to decide if the program has too much young talent, thanks to two strong recruiting classes in a row, to waste it by finishing worse than middle of the pack in the Big Ten....
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe unable to spend big in summer after Man Utd's £555m splurge

Yahoo Daily News 20 Feb 2024
Ratcliffe is about to take full control of football operations at Old Trafford with his £1.03 billion deal for a 28.9 per cent stake in the club on the verge of completion and the Ineos founder is wasting no time overhauling the recruitment set-up ... in a senior recruitment role....
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Russian spies are back—and more dangerous than ever

Economist 20 Feb 2024
“The undercurrent of disaffection [among Russians] is creating a once-in-a-generation recruiting opportunity for the CIA,” he wrote in Foreign Affairs....
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Exclusive: INEOS have a five-window plan to transform Manchester United

Caughtoffside 20 Feb 2024
Those close to INEOS are clear that a patient recruitment strategy is needed. Ratcliffe has, and will continue to, waste no time in building a best-in-class recruitment team, but it’s understood the club’s financial muscle and infrastructure will take some time to catch up with the ambition ... Video ... The approach to recruitment will be very different ... ....
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Ukraine’s defeat at Avdiivka darkens the mood in the West

CNN 19 Feb 2024
It is all very real, very immediate and stark ... That could be Vulehdar to the south ... Moscow has something Kyiv lacks, and that is a constant stream of recruits — conscripts, mercenaries, prisoners — for the frontlines, which it is willing to waste for minor objectives, with unimaginative frontal assaults, and can replenish at a staggering rate ... ....
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Q and A with Republican County Commissioner candidate Steve Morris

Independent Tribune 19 Feb 2024
Christopher Miller. Editor’s Note ... Answers appear as is, with the exception of editing for grammatical/spelling errors ... 1 ... For the past 12 years, I have worked to keep taxes low, eliminate wasteful spending and aggressively recruit businesses and industry ... We must continue to recruit job creators that will add to our commercial and industrial tax base ... ....
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Vile police voyeurism causes even more pain

The Daily Mail 18 Feb 2024
It's impossible not to be horrified by the grotesque behaviour of police officers who shared, via WhatsApp groups, graphic details of the appalling injuries suffered by Valdo Calocane's victims ... Crippled by a recruitment crisis, a shortage of ships and planes, and wasteful procurement, it seems we'd struggle to defend the Isle of Wight ... ....
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Illinois wrestling state championships notebook: Dillan Johnson, Ben Davino cap off careers as four-time champs

The Capital Journal 18 Feb 2024
But on Saturday night at State Farm Arena, Johnson had a chance to celebrate and didn't waste it. The Wisconsin football recruit was hugging his coaches and smiling broadly after pinning Hinsdale Central's Marko Ivanesivic in 1.58 to win the IHSA Class 3A title at 285 pounds. Johnson and St ... "It's the last one, right?" Johnson said ... Related ... No ... No. 15....
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Learning lags despite federal coronavirus funding

West Hawaii Today 16 Feb 2024
Money sent out in haste most often goes to waste ... ADVERTISING ... The study authors noted districts were required to spend just 20 percent of those funds on “academic instruction and recovery efforts.” As the Clark County School District’s unproductive “recruiting” trip to Miami suggests, much of that money was wasted ... ....
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Steve Madrone | What is public safety?

Times Standard 16 Feb 2024
Is it feeling safe in our homes and in our community? Whose responsibility is it? I believe it is up to all of us to make a better and safer comnity. To be sure it is a complicated issue ... We realized we were wasting money on low wages that led to low recruitment of new employees, low retention, and low morale, and constant new training of personnel ... ....
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Other View: Learning lags despite federal coronavirus funding

Post Bulletin 15 Feb 2024
Money sent out in haste most often goes to waste ... The study authors noted districts were required to spend just 20 percent of those funds on “academic instruction and recovery efforts.” As the Clark County School District’s unproductive “recruiting” trip to Miami suggests , much of that money was wasted ... ]]> ....
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Britain can no longer defend itself

The Spectator 15 Feb 2024
When the Berlin Wall fell, the British Army had 152,800 soldiers. Tony Blair’s government cut this to 110,000; David Cameron’s reduced it to 87,000 ... It’s generally accepted that by next year numbers will have dropped to 72,500 ... that the Armed Forces are failing to recruit the numbers they require and that billions are being wasted on useless projects....
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Learning lags despite federal COVID funding

Decatur Daily 13 Feb 2024
Money sent out in haste most often goes to waste ... That’s the end of the good news ... It did ... The study authors noted districts were required to spend just 20 percent of those funds on “academic instruction and recovery efforts.” As the Clark County School District’s unproductive “recruiting” trip to Miami suggests, much of that money was wasted ... ....
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