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  Waste management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Waste management is the collection, transport, processing (waste treatment), recycling or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local aesthetics or amenity.
Waste management for non-hazardous 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.
Disposing of waste in a landfill is the most traditional method of waste disposal, and it remains a common practice in most countries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waste_management   (3679 words)

 Human waste - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human waste is a waste type usually used to refer to byproducts of digestion, such as faeces and urine.
Human waste can be a serious health hazard, as it is a good vector for both viral and bacterial diseases.
Human waste can be reduced and reused through use of greywater, waterless urinals and composting toilets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_waste   (229 words)

 !ce: Waste   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Waste produced in the wild is reintegrated through natural recycling processes, such as dry leaves in a forest decomposing into soil.
Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local amenity.
Waste can also be generated from the processing of fuel for nuclear reactors or nuclear weapons.The radioactivity of all nuclear waste diminishes with time.
itsgoodeve.blogspot.com /2005/06/waste.html   (6953 words)

 Waste - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Waste falls into a number of different waste types.
Waste may also be intangible in the case of wasted time or wasted opportunities.
Some components of waste can be recycled once recovered from the waste stream, e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waste   (234 words)

 What Is Waste?
Zero Waste America defines waste as "a resource that is not safely recycled back into the environment or the marketplace." This definition takes into account the value of waste as a resource, as well as the threat unsafe recycling can present to the environment and public health.
The classification of waste and its disposal is often confusing.
Agricultural Solid Waste: Solid waste that is generated by the rearing of animals, and the producing and harvesting of crops or trees.
www.zerowasteamerica.org /WhatIsWaste.htm   (1567 words)

 Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
The lack of effective legislation for solid waste management, which is a norm in most developing countries, is partially responsible for the roles/functions of the relevant national agencies not being clearly defined and the lack of coordination among them.
To develop human resources with technical expertise in solid waste management in developing countries, there are three strategically important groups for external support, namely (i) key personnel in the national coordinating unit of the central government; (ii) operational managers of selected local governments; and (iii) university and other higher educational institutions.
Among these target groups, the strengthening of human resources in the national coordinating unit and one or two selected local governments is the first priority and should be done in short term while support to higher educational institutions is a long-term programme.
www.gdrc.org /uem/waste/swm-fogawa1.htm   (4642 words)

 Olympic National Park - Wilderness Sanitation
When traveling over extensive snow fields, or in the winter when organic soil is not exposed, human waste should be buried near the surface at least 200 yards from any campsite or established travel route.
Human body waste must be disposed of in these structures when you are within 1/4 mile of a toilet.
This effort is to reduce the amount of human waste encountered while climbing the mountain.
www.nps.gov /olym/wic/sanitation.htm   (576 words)

 Human Waste Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human Waste Project quickly found themselves recording and playing the college radio and club circuit with rabid audience response.
Finally, though months later than they had originally expected, Human Waste Project made their entrance in the fall of 1997, with e-lux.
The first album to be released by Human Waste Project was unnamed, and thus known by fans as "the first demo".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_Waste_Project   (542 words)

 Highway workers lament increase of human waste
Warfield said human waste falls under a newly created category that the Legislature created last spring: potentially dangerous litter.
Human waste, dirty diapers, cigarettes, cigars, tobacco or other items that can start a fire, and hypodermic needles or medical instruments designed to cut or pierce, fall into that category.
The fine is $1,025 for anyone caught dumping such waste, but the new penalty doesn't seem to be easing the problem.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/152686_waste16.html   (527 words)

 Human waste
A complex and persistent concern in urban areas, managing human waste in the wild is a subtle, often overlooked issue.
Campers know that the common method of dealing with human feces is to dig “cat holes,” 6-inch deep holes to bury waste and paper.
In mountain country, where people often bury their waste in the snow, there is an unsightly mess when the snow melts, according to park workers.
www.aldha.org /waste.htm   (992 words)

 Human Waste - New Music - Peoplesound   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Human Waste is the oldest Spanish extreme metal in active, dark,gothic, death metal with melody, orchestral parts, analogic synths, gregorian voices...
Human Waste were born in 1990 in Tortosa (Catalonia).
At the present Human Waste is again a four act band and ready to play live.
www.peoplesound.com /artist/humanwaste?score=3&rateID=35140   (269 words)

 Human Waste Disposal
Although defecation in the open has become increasingly unacceptable in Pabal, the shortage of water means that people cannot afford to waste water in flushing their toilet and so some people consider it better not to use their toilet at all.
A system may be designed to produce biogas year-round and produce compost at the appropriate time for farmers to use it in their fields, reducing the need for NPK fertilizers.
Presumably composting human faeces is a practice that has been lost to the past.
home.btconnect.com /engindia/humanwaste.htm   (1128 words)

 Hands On: Divide and Spray - Sweden
By failing to return natural fertilisers, such as human excreta, back onto the land, we are depleting soils of nutrients, resulting in the production and use of artificial fertilisers, and the increased use of pesticides to prevent the food supply from diminishing.
Applying human waste to crops is safer than spraying them with chemical fertilisers because it diverts raw sewage from rivers and can help improve agricultural production.
Source separation of human urine is based on toilets equipped with two bowls, a front one for the collection of urine and a rear one for faeces.
www.tve.org /ho/doc.cfm?aid=573   (1574 words)

 Torrents of human waste pouring into a sick Yarra - National - theage.com.au
Test results due in March will determine how much of the pollution in the drains is either human or animal faeces, but the EPA expects the human component to be significant due to the problem of sewage spills.
EPA chairman Mick Bourke said it was the human faeces that was the most concerning, as it was a prime transmitter of illness between people.
The Opposition had warned the Government of the problem of human faeces in the river a year ago, said environment spokesman David Davis, and a 1997 scientific study had showed human material was a significant pollutant in the river.
www.theage.com.au /news/national/torrents-of-human-waste-pouring-into-a-sick-yarra/2006/01/13/1137118970286.html   (1010 words)

 Environment & Nature News - Human waste crap for plants - 06/02/2006
PMMV survives processing of foods and passage through the human gut, and the viral particles are known to be extremely stable," she adds.
The virus might even multiply in the human gut, the researchers say, as the amount in the faeces was more than the virus load measured in food.
She even thinks humans might someday benefit from plant viruses, since scientists might be able to deliver medications for diarrhoea and other intestinal disorders using the viruses, now that it is known the viruses survive the acidic, arduous journey through our bodies.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/enviro/EnviroRepublish_1563098.htm   (679 words)

 Human Waste Disposal
Treated water, plus the wastes, are flushed into the bottom each time the unit is used.
Treats waste more effectively than Type I and discharges is overboard.
Federal law also states that if you have a holding tank with a "Y" valve allowing direct overboard discharge of untreated waste, it must be secured in the closed position while operating in all inland and coastal waters.
www.boatus.org /onlinecourse/ReviewPages/BoatUSF/Project/info4c.htm   (1092 words)

 Human Settlements - Waste
Waste is material discarded, used up or left over in the course of industrial, commercial, domestic or other activities.
The majority of our solid waste (waste that is not hazardous or in liquid form) is sent to landfill depots for disposal – an expensive and traditional approach.
Poor waste management practices can lead to the pollution of surface and groundwater resources, air pollution, the generation of greenhouse gases (methane is a major greenhouse gas that is released by landfill sites), site contamination and the generation of odours.
www.environment.sa.gov.au /reporting/human/waste.html   (2956 words)

 Solid Waste Policy - Conservation Policies - Sierra Club
Although the Sierra Club supports the use of pathogen- and pollutant-free treated human waste as fertilizer, such a practice is only possible by separating the industrial waste stream from human waste.
Data are needed on the identity, prevalence, fate, transformation, transport, and survival of disease causing pathogens and airborne sludge contaminants.
Data are needed on chemical mixtures and their toxicologic interactions in sludges, and how they affect human health and the environment.
www.sierraclub.org /policy/conservation/solidwaste.asp   (1738 words)

 Human Waste Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Waste management is the collection, transport, processing (waste treatment), recycling or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human...
Summary of how much solid waste is consigned to landfill, litter statistics and how much waste is recycled.
A new waste management body Zero Waste SA has been announced to continually reduce the amount of waste...
www.waste-management-center.com /about/human-waste-management.php   (267 words)

 Humanure or Human Waste Used as a "fertilizer"
And federal records obtained by the National Post show almost 20% of fertilizers and composts made from human sewage and other matter, and used widely throughout the country on lawns and gardens, are in violation of federal limits for microbial contamination.
New research suggests composted human waste may not be safe for use as fertilizer by Margaret Munro.
Such talk is music to the ears of municipal officials responsible for the human and industrial waste flushed down the country's toilets and drains.
www.safe2use.com /ca-ipm/02-05-21c.htm   (2348 words)

 Regulated Waste
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (6 NYCRR Part 364) defines RMW as any solid medical waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or in the production or testing of biological materials.
They can be disposed of as solid waste if they are not considered hazardous waste due to the type of fixative used.
Note that the hazardous wastes, antineoplastic wastes, and recognizable human or animal body parts shall not be autoclaved.
www.columbia.edu /cu/ehrs/RegulatedWaste.html   (1043 words)

 Human Waste Raises Stink in Valley
Southern California cities and counties truck about 450,000 tons of treated sewage waste each year to the county, where it dries in massive piles and then is spread on land that is used to grow crops for livestock.
Critics are supporting a bill introduced in the state Legislature to stop the transport of human waste from California’s urban counties to the state’s farming communities.
Since then, urban centers have trucked their sewage to rural areas, where the waste primarily is used as fertilizer for animal feed crops.
sacunion.com /pages/california/articles/4363   (1038 words)

 SPACE.com -- Waste Not, Want Not: Recycling the Martian Way
What comes out of the human body and goes into a toilet is often thought of as an end product.
Human excrement, being rich in nutrients, can be a composter's dream.
Almost all states in the U.S. allow biosolids to be used to foster plant growth, said Ellen Harrison, director of the Cornell Waste Management Institute, which studies the science of this sensitive topic and advises local, state and federal agencies.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/solarsystem/mars_waste_010814-1.html   (926 words)

 Human Waste Overwhelms India's War on Disease
Those deadly diseases and others that afflict India can be traced to the same source: drinking water contaminated by human waste.
Instead, it has been liberation of low-caste workers formerly called "untouchables" from the degrading occupation of cleaning waterless toilets and carrying away woven baskets of human waste on their heads.
The human waste they leave behind acts as an organic fertilizer, but a potentially unhealthful one that can infect farm workers and contaminate produce.
www.swopnet.com /engr/sanitation/India_sewers.html   (1320 words)

 Human Waste   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
After showing a brief history of the Victorian sewage system, Human Waste stresses that now "prevention is more economical than treatment." One preventive solution is the waterless composting toilet, championed by Abby Rockefeller.
Waste is transformed by bacterial action into an odorless, germ-free fertilizer.
Other visionary alternatives to traditional waste management are shown, such as using plants and trees to remove toxic metals from water.
www.filmakers.com /indivs/HumanWaste.htm   (116 words)

 Wired News: Human Feces Powers Rwandan Prison
Lwakabamba said that prior to the construction of biogas facilities at a prison situated atop a hill at Cyangugu in southwestern Rwanda, some human waste was being thrown down the hill, near natural bodies of water such as Lake Kivu.
The process requires putting a given amount of human or other animal waste into a "digester," which ferments it using bacteria to release methane gas that can be captured and then burned as fuel.
Once the methane is produced, the remaining waste is used as an odor-free fertilizer for the gardens at the prison.
www.wired.com /news/planet/0,2782,68127,00.html?tw=rss.TOP   (822 words)

 It's a Wrap: An innovative method for human waste disposal on Wetdawg.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Human waste disposal is also a growing problem for climbers and hikers.
I've noticed precious pieces of land ruined by human "cat holes." In some places, such as the high trails of California's Mt. Whitney, Leave No Trace (LNT) camping is required.
My LNT mentors tell me that human urine in modest quantities is not a significant problem on land, but the best practice would be to take care of it in the ocean or on the beach below the high-tide line.
www.wetdawg.com /pages/touring/kayaking_wrap/index_sk.php   (1260 words)

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