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solid waste

Garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse, or sludge, as well as other discarded materials produced by agricultural, community, industrial, home, medical, mining, or municipal processes. Efforts to limit the environmental impact of solid waste, from the point of production through recovery processes to disposal and recycling, are known as solid waste management.
See also: waste
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Mifflin stated that for now Lehigh will have to import engineered municipal solid waste from outside sources, but has been in talks with Kern County on the matter.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Municipal Solid Waste Management market for the period 2014-2018.
Municipal solid waste and industrial waste is a significant problem for Kayseri, KyrE-ehir and NevE-ehir.
This work details how currently generated municipal solid waste, as well as past wastes residing in landfills, can be processed into energy with plasma arc gasification technology.
Municipal solid waste is a significant contributor of landfill gas, which is an important greenhouse gas (GHG).
Under a Southbridge Board of Health decision last June, Casella Waste Systems can bring more municipal solid waste into the landfill.
The third largest segment, municipal solid waste pollution products and equipment, was estimated at $860.0 million in 2008.
Patent 7,252,691 (August 7, 2007), "Conversion of Municipal Solid Waste to High Fuel Value," John Philipson (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada).
During the past decades the quantity and composition of municipal solid waste in the cities of Kurdistan Province of western Iran have changed considerably, but the methods of collection, transport, and disposal still are primitive (Abduli, 1993).
Redox Technologies (www.redox.nl) has developed sorting system technology for material recovery facilities and has capabilities in construction and demolition debris, municipal solid waste, gypsum recycling, dust suppression, graywater treatment systems and concrete reclamation systems, among other areas.
Eighty-seven institutions participated in different contests, such as the "Per Capita Classic," to see which school collects the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person, and "Waste Minimization," to determine which school produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person.
Mulch-like in appearance, Fluff[R] is generated when household waste is fed through BouldinCorp's WastAway Municipal Solid Waste Recycling System.

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