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waste

 [wāst]
1. gradual loss, decay, or diminution of bulk.
2. material that is unfit for further use within the organism.
3. to gradually deteriorate.

waste

(wāst)
v.
To gradually lose energy, strength, or bodily substance, as from disease.
n.
The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.

waste

Environment adjective Relating to materials that are discarded or disposed of–eg, waste water noun Materials that are discarded or disposed–eg, biohazardous, hazardous, and regulated waste Medicine verb To become emaciated, to lose body mass, as occurs in terminal stages of progressive disease–eg, AIDS or cancer
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Background: Rapid growth in number of hospitals globally is leading to increased hospital waste production jeopardizing humans and environment.
The technologies may also vary in accordance with the type of final disposable waste,for example some landfills may be used for co- disposal of special wastes.
Waste Management Division (WMD) sanitation inspector Bernard Cabison said garbage collection schedule has been drafted and unsegregated wastes will not be collected.
'With the amendment, plastic wastes are more clearly classified and plastic waste-exporting countries need to have special consideration or PIC from importing countries before any cross-border movements of the plastic wastes are carried out,' she said at a media conference at the ministry here today.
2.Belt conveyor transits the wastes to manual sorting platform.
The Ministry of Environment has proposed processing of waste to create jobs and attract investment.
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has announced that it had collected 1,147,844 tonne waste, amounting to 6,376.90 tonne of waste per day on average, from all regions across the emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first half of 2018.
In Thailand's cases, they are recycling facilities registered as 105 and 106 factories.But in order to avoid the complicated regulations and controls under the Convention, importers of e-waste tend to declare the wastes are being imported for the purpose of reuse or modifying instead of for 'separation'.Once in Thailand, the materials are in fact separated, not for possible reuse, but rather to extract the valuable materials found within the e-wastes, including minerals such as gold, copper, zinc, and palladium along with other high-value recoverable materials.
The committees would ensure disposal of mercury waste from broken clinical equipment and spillage and cadmium waste from discarded batteries, medical supplies, hospital, clinics, laboratories and veterinary facilities, waste blood, tissue, organs of human and animal bodies in addition to cytotoxic drugs, vomitus feces, syringes, vials, pharmaceutical waste, discarded solid, liquid and gaseous chemicals from diagnostic and experimental work and from cleaning and disinfecting procedures, radioactive wastes, infectious waste, pathogen such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, needles, syringes, scalpels, infusion sets, saw, knives and blades.
'Local government officials should amplify their measures in managing wastes, particularly in tourism sites, as we expect an increased volume of garbage with the arrival of tourists this summer season,' the DENR chief said.
DIN CEN/TS 16023, Characterization of waste - Determination of gross calorific value and calculation of net calorific value, German version (2013).
Contract notice: Collection and management of municipal waste from owners of real estate inhabited by the municipality of the city of brodnica and creation, Maintenance and service of 3 points of selective collection of waste.