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Waste are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use. A by-product by contrast is a joint product of relatively minor economic value. A waste product may become a by-product, joint product or resource through an invention that raises a waste product's value above zero.

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Organizations relating to Waste

Asian Recycling Association / Est. 1978
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Est. 2002
Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association / Est. 1988
Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East
Near East Research and Development Network on Treatment and Re-use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation
International Tundra Experiment / Est. 1990
World EOD Foundation
Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing' / Est. 1971
Integrated Waste Management Network
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources / Est. 1983
International Arid Lands Consortium / Est. 1989
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
Grassland Society of Southern Africa / Est. 1966
Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge / Est. 1979
International Plastics Waste Management Group / Est. 1995
ORBIT Association / Est. 1999
European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services / Est. 1981
Commonwealth Association for Development / Est. 1988
The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative / Est. 1991
Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst / Est. 1985
Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains / Est. 1994
Basel Action Network / Est. 1997
Prototype Carbon Fund / Est. 1999
Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa
International Land Coalition / Est. 1996

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World Problems relating to Waste

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Waste waters
Destruction of archaeological sites
Corruption and mismanagement of foreign aid
Nutritional deficiencies
Wasted time
Competitive development of new weapons
Enforced vaccination
Criminal offences against the environment
Proliferation of telemarketing
Inadequate domestic refuse disposal
Wastage in governmental budgets and appropriations
Electronic waste
Waste of non-renewable resources
Underutilized wastes
Pollution of orbital space
Inadequate waste incineration
Waste paper
Waste of electricity
Insufficient recycling of materials
Organic wastes
Ineffectiveness of foreign aid

Action Strategies relating to Waste

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing conventions on transboundary movement of hazardous waste
Harmonizing transport of dangerous goods
Controlling transboundary movement of hazardous waste
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel
Expanding knowledge resources on health implications of hazardous wastes
Developing sustainable landfill practices
Recycling materials
Creating waste recycling structures
Reducing amount of electronic scrap
Recycling motor vehicles
Recycling packaging
Recycling paper
Managing plastic wastes
Preparing environmental guidelines for safe discharge of waste
Ensuring safe management of radioactive wastes
Using criteria for safe management of solid waste
Achieving growth with less energy, materials and harmful wastes
Recycling plastics
Creating domestic waste recycling schemes
Strengthening cradle-to-grave environmental impact assessment of hazardous waste
Managing urban wastes
Extending waste management services to the unserved urban poor
Campaigning against hazardous waste disposal
Campaigning on solid waste management
Funding research on waste reuse and recycling

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