waste management

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waste man·age·ment

(wāst manăj-mĕnt)
Administration of activities that provide safe collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of potentially hazardous waste products (i.e. needles, tissue specimens).
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The DENR believes that more tourists mean more garbage that could lead to a serious solid-waste management problem.
Aside from the water pollution because of discharge of untreated wastewater, Boracay is faced with a serious solid-waste management problem because of increased tourist arrivals that exceeded its hosting capacity.
In its response to mitigate consequences of the Syrian crisis to Lebanon, the new support will contribute to relieve the current pressure by upgrading solid-waste management municipal services and also by boosting local initiatives to create jobs.
Likewise, government officials need reliable cost information to set proper rates and to make informed decisions concerning the advisability of contracting all or a portion of their solid-waste management operations to private-sector service providers.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) formally recognized the importance to government finance officials of obtaining good cost information on solid-waste management operations in March 1998, when it adopted a recommended practice specifically devoted to the topic.
As noted previously, governments need relevant and reliable cost information to make informed decisions regarding their solid-waste management operations.
Consequently, applying FCA to solid-waste management operations means identifying all of the direct and indirect costs associated with solid-waste management and allocating those costs to the appropriate (i.
With some 500 bills proposed in 1991, solid-waste management is still the plastics industry's greatest regulatory concern.
Public understanding of what's required for comprehensive solid-waste management is extremely limited, as shown in a recent survey cosponsored by the Council on Plastics and Packaging in the Environment (COPPE), Washington, D.
No regulatory issue concerns the plastics industry around the world more than the recent upsurge of environmental awareness and attention focused on solid-waste management.