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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


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

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants / Düsseldorf, Germany / Est. 2002
Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association / St Joseph, Trinidad-Tobago / Est. 1988
Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East / Cairo, Egypt
International Tundra Experiment / Vancouver BC, Canada / Est. 1990
World EOD Foundation / Watford, UK
Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic \'sewage Sludge Processing\' / Est. 1971
Protocol for the Protection of the Southeast Pacific Against Pollution from Land-based Sources / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1983
International Arid Lands Consortium / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1989
Forest Carbon Partnership Facility / Washington DC, USA
Grassland Society of Southern Africa / Pietermaritzburg, South Africa / Est. 1966
Community-COST Concertation Agreement on a Concerted Action Project in the Field of Treatment and Use of Sewage Sludge / Est. 1979
European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1981
The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative / Arles, France / Est. 1991
Association for Emissions Control by Catalyst / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1985
Rice-Wheat Consortium for the Indo-Gangetic Plains / Est. 1994
Basel Action Network / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 1997
Prototype Carbon Fund / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1999
Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa / Roodepoort, South Africa
International Land Coalition / Rome, Italy / Est. 1996
Mediterranean Action Plan / Athens, Greece / Est. 1975
Global Commons Institute, London / London, UK / Est. 1991
International Society for Construction with Alternative Materials / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1992
International Association for Electro-Smog Research / Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Est. 1990
Association of Arid Lands Studies / Lubbock TX, USA / Est. 1977
Australasian - Iron and Steel - Slag Association / Wollongong, Australia / Est. 1990

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World Problems relating to Waste

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Contaminated animal feed
Accumulation of pollutants in marine wildlife
Prepared food spoilage in storage
Bioaccumulation of toxic substances
Dumping of consumer waste products
Spoilage of agricultural products
Corruption and mismanagement of foreign aid
Electronic waste
Misuse of agricultural resources for production of animal feed
Inadequate disposal of hospital waste
Vulnerability of children to pesticide residues in food
Proliferation of telemarketing
Oil spillage
Space debris
Sunlight inhibition by nuclear warfare soot
Environmental hazards of decommissioned nuclear power plants
Inadequate packaging of food products
Inadequate collection of batteries
Inadequate disposal of female sanitary protection
Long-term shortage of metalliferous ores and metal scrap
Inadequate facilities for disposal of nuclear warheads
Wastage of highly skilled personnel in the routine maintenance of complex systems
Effluents from animal husbandry
Water pollution from fish production

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
Landfilling 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
Reducing 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
Collecting wastes
Managing urban wastes
Extending waste management services to the unserved urban poor

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