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  Waste management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 aesthetics or amenity.
Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential, industrial, and commercial producers.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waste_management   (2686 words)

 ScienceDaily: Waste management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Waste management -- 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...
Hazardous waste -- Hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the...
Waste -- Waste, rubbish, or garbage is unwanted or undesired material.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/waste_management   (3875 words)

 Radioactive Waste Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whatever fuel is used, these wastes must be managed in ways which safeguard human health and minimise their impact on the environment.
The waste is either concentrated and then isolated, or it is diluted to acceptable levels and then discharged to the environment.
Delay-and-decay however is unique to radioactive waste management; it means that the waste is stored and its radioactivity is allowed to decrease naturally through decay of the radioisotopes in it.
www.uic.com.au /wast.htm   (3100 words)

 EUROPA - Environment - Waste
Add to this total a further 700 million tonnes of agricultural waste, and it is clear that treating and disposing of all this material - without harming the environment - becomes a major headache.
Its primary objective is to decouple waste generation from economic activity, so that EU growth will no longer lead to more and more rubbish, and there are signs that this is beginning to happen.
Waste prevention is closely linked with improving manufacturing methods and influencing consumers to demand greener products and less packaging.
europa.eu.int /comm/environment/waste   (605 words)

 Elsevier.com - Waste Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Waste Management is the Official Journal of IWWG (International Waste Working Group), a non-profit organisation founded by leading experts in the field of waste management and aimed to act as a think tank in the field, experiencing from the past, analysing the present and promoting views for the future.
Waste Management is an international journal devoted to the presentation and discussion of information on the generation, prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment, handling, reuse and ultimate residual disposition of solid wastes, both in industrialized and in economically developing countries.
Waste Management is designed for scientists, engineers, and managers, regardless of their discipline, who are involved in scientific, technical and other issues related to solid waste management.
www.elsevier.com /locate/wasman   (422 words)

 Waste: Industrial Waste Management
Before substantial state and federal regulation of waste began in the late 1970s, most industrial waste was disposed of in landfills, stored in surface impoundments such as lagoons or pits, discharged into surface waters with little or no treatment, or burned.
Whether on-site or off-site, industrial solid waste can be disposed of through the use of municipal and industrial wastewater facilities; land disposal facilities such as landfills, waste pits—principally for petroleum exploration waste—and deep underground injection wells; and incineration or waste-to-energy incineration facilities like cement kilns.
Nearly 99 percent of hazardous wastes are managed on site at the facility itself or treated and discharged through a wastewater treatment facility.
www.texasep.org /html/wst/wst_4imn.html   (963 words)

 ipedia.com: Waste management Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Waste management and sewage treatment institutions normally are responsible for mass efforts to recycle wastes.
Conductive metal waste such as aluminum, silver and copper are pushed away from the magnet by inverse magnetic fields produced by eddy currents in the conductive materials.
Incineration reduces the waste volume by 95%, and sanitizes the waste of biohazards and unpleasant smells.
www.ipedia.com /waste_management.html   (1322 words)

 Waste Management settles suit - Nov. 7, 2001
Waste Management said the settlement, which must still be approved by a federal court in Texas and the company's shareholders, will end all litigation against it and covers all people and entities that purchased company securities or sold put options from June 11, 1998 to Nov. 9, 1999.
Waste Management also reported third-quarter earnings of $226 million before the settlements and other one-time items, or 36 cents a share, compared with $208 million, or 33 cents a share, a year ago.
Waste Management had been in financial trouble since Houston-based USA Waste bought it in 1998, took over its name, and moved its headquarters to Houston from Oak Brook, Ill.
money.cnn.com /2001/11/07/news/waste_mgt   (581 words)

 Waste:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
OECD is tackling the most challenging issues regarding waste today: the prevention and minimisation of waste generation (which continues to grow at the same rate as GDP or consumption); and the management of unavoidable waste in an environmentally sound and economically efficient way.
A set of pressure indicators for waste prevention are proposed for trial use by OECD and its member countries.
The OECD project on Contract Design and Management for Enhanced Waste Minimisation was initiated in 2001 to address the waste reduction implications of traditional and emerging types of waste service contracts.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_34395_1_1_1_1_37465,00.html   (503 words)

 Waste Management Homepage - UNEP Production and Consumption Unit
Waste management in its largest sense includes both the components of prevention and disposal.
Additionally, UNEP has forged some links with relevant institutions working in the waste disposal area so that industry and government managers have access to advice on the entire life-cycle management of the waste stream.
Waste management was also addressed in two volumes of the Industry and Environment review (Vol.
www.uneptie.org /pc/pc/waste/waste.htm   (391 words)

 Environmental Background Information Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The judge's ruling held that Chemical Waste Management officers had engaged in a fraudulent scheme to "cheat [the] plaintiffs out of money." The judge added, "What is troubling about this case is that fraud, misrepresentation and dishonesty apparently became part of the operating culture of the Defendant corporation...
October 15, 1992: Chemical Waste plead guilty and paid a record $11.6 million fine for 6 violations of environmental laws at a superfund site it was supposed to be cleaning up in Pennsylvania.
In December of 1998, United Waste Management, a WMI subsidiary was one of four companies cited in Broward Beach FL for violations at a recycling plant.
www.ebic.org /pubs/wmx.html   (3245 words)

 Waste Management: Public Works
Items that will not fit in the container must be scheduled for special collection by calling Waste Management at 441-5813 at least one day in advance, prior to 3:00 p.m., or you can request a special collection by clicking here.
It is the responsibility of the contractor to dispose of the waste.
Waste from land-clearing operations such as rocks, dirt, sand, bricks, and concrete are unacceptable for removal by the City.
www.norfolk.gov /PublicWorks/waste.asp   (1857 words)

Waste Management 2004 was reconvened following the success of the first meeting held in Cádiz in 2002 which set up the basis for the emergence of a truly international group dedicated to solving these important problems.
He prepared a special session during Waste Management 2002 in Cádiz on that topic and contributed with an invited lecture on the topic of the “RESCUE Numbers”, a concept that has attracted a great deal of interest in the scientific community as well as within industry.
A great deal of waste is generated as a result, and serious issues have arisen on waste minimisation, environmental pollution control, proper incineration, safe final disposal and material recovery.
www.wessex.ac.uk /conferences/2004/waste04   (1319 words)

 Waste Management News
Former Gov. Don Siegelman agreed to help Waste Management Inc. lower its taxes in exchange for a donation to his campaign for a state lottery, a landfill developer and lobbyist testified Wednesday at...
The green garbage containers on wheels and recycling bins of Waste Management will be replaced along Covington streets by the blues ones of Coastal Waste Services of Slidell beginning June 1 after the City...
Expected to attend are directors of solid waste operations, owners and operators of landfills, engineers, municipal officials, consulting firms and engineering...
www.topix.net /business/waste-management   (667 words)

Waste Management is an Australasian waste services company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges.
The company is the largest waste management and resource recovery service provider in New Zealand.
Waste Management is ideally placed to influence the changing face of waste in New Zealand and Australia, moving towards improved eco-efficiency and a more sustainable future.
www.wastemanagement.co.nz   (244 words)

 ADEQ - Solid Waste Management Division Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Solid Waste Management Division is responsible for regulating the handling, processing, recycling, marketing of recycled materials, and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste.
It manages the collection of fees and distribution of grant funds, the Waste Tire Management Program, and the licensure programs for Solid Waste Management Facility Operators and Illegal Dump Control Officers.
The Technical Branch, provides technical assistance during facility permitting and is primarily responsible for permitting all solid waste management facilities.
www.adeq.state.ar.us /solwaste   (412 words)

 Home Page » Waste Management » Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
BSHW is responsible for the planning, management, permitting and regulation of solid waste and hazardous waste.
Operations range from recycling and waste reduction, household hazardous waste, and pollution prevention to financial assurance and full cost accounting of solid waste management facilities and financial assurance of hazardous waste facilities.
BWC is responsible for all activities relating to the cleanup of sites, including Brownfields, contaminated by hazardous wastes or other pollutants such as drycleaning solvents and for conducting investigations of ground water contamination.
www.dep.state.fl.us /waste   (305 words)

 Mayor of London - Municipal Waste Management Strategy
The Mayor's Municipal Waste Management Strategy, Rethinking Rubbish in London, was published on 23 September 2003.
The full Strategy and associated documents are available for downloading: as well as the Strategy itself there are three accompanying documents, a 'highlights' document and a leaflet.
Most of this waste is taken outside of London and buried in landfill sites.
www.london.gov.uk /mayor/strategies/waste/index.jsp   (390 words)

 Waste Management in Indian Country - Home Page
EPA's Tribal Solid Waste Management Program encourages municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management practices in Indian Country that are protective of human health and the environment.
EPA tribal program contacts provide useful, up-to-date information about building waste management capacity, developing tribal infrastructure, realizing economic sustainability for tribal waste programs, and forging partnerships for waste management among tribes, states, local governments, and federal agencies.
Education can clarify the importance of good solid waste management to community members and to your tribal leadership, ensuring that your solid waste program will be supported as a high priority.
www.epa.gov /tribalmsw   (317 words)

 Waste Management - Waste Management of the Desert
Waste Management - Waste Management of the Desert
Headquartered in Palm Desert, California, Waste Management of the Desert serves the comunities of Cathedral City, Coachella, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Salton Sea, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley as well as areas of unicorporated Riverside and San Bernardino County.
Waste Management's enviromental commitment is evident in many programs that protect natural resources and promote responsible management of the land including:
www.wmdesert.com   (159 words)

 Waste Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yard, construction, or chemical wastes are not permitted for safety reasons.
Ask them to attach it to their belt or bookbag, and put into it every bit of waste they generate (except food waste) for a 24 hour period.
Use this amount to show how much land is needed to hold that amount, and then consider the environmental consequences of the large volume of waste generated in the United States.
www.accessexcellence.org /AE/AEPC/WWC/1991/waste.html   (1344 words)

 Open Directory - Business: Energy and Environment: Waste Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Group of companies, active in research, development and supply of advanced environmental technologies for solid waste management, water and wastewater treatment and air pollution control.
United Recycling Industries - Environmentally safe waste management of computer electronic components and recycling of industrial, commercial, consumer, and military electronic material and scrap.
Waste Management, Inc. - Serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers internationally through 313 landfills, 650 collection operations, 325 transfer stations, 150 recycling facilities, and 16 waste-to-energy plants.
dmoz.org /Business/Energy_and_Environment/Waste_Management   (822 words)

Construction and demolition waste is a significant waste stream in many parts of the world.
Under most circumstances, much of C and D waste can be recycled and reused, and Robert Brickner describes one such demolition project in which a remarkable 98% of C and D waste was reused, incurring significant savings.
After the Indian Ocean tsunami, an unprecedented amount of C and D debris needed to be dealt with, and in this issue C. Visvanathan and colleagues examines the experience gained from dealing with tsunami debris in Sri Lanka and Thailand.
www.earthscan.co.uk /defaultWMW.asp?sp=&v=5   (296 words)

 Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Its study has engaged interested Canadians, stakeholders and specialists to develop a solution that safeguards the public in a way that is sustainable, ethically and socially acceptable, and respectful of the environment now and in the future.
The NWMO mandate is contained in the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act which came into force on November 15, 2002.
After a comprehensive three year study that engaged specialists, stakeholders and citizens from all walks of life, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization has recommended Adaptive Phased Management for the long-term care of used nuclear fuel.
www.nwmo.ca   (270 words)

 Waste Management Index Page - Public Works - Region of Peel
The Region of Peel strives to provide cost-effective, efficient and environmentally responsible waste management services to the more than 1 million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.
The Region directly provides waste collection and recycling services to more than 270,000 households and approximately 80,000 apartments, condominiums and town home complex units.
This target is achievable, but requires that we embrace effective new methods to manage our waste.
www.region.peel.on.ca /pw/waste   (248 words)

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