Nov 15, 2008

What is Waste?

Waste includes all items that people no longer have any use for, which they either intend to get rid of or have already discarded. Additionally, wastes are such items which people are require to discard, for example by lay because of their hazardous properties. Many items can be considered as waste e.g., household rubbish, sewage sludge, wastes from manufacturing activities, packaging items, discarded cars, old televisions, garden waste, old paint containers etc. Thus all our daily activities can give rise to a large variety of different wastes arising from different sources.
    * Municipal Waste (including Household and Commercial)
    * Industrial waste (including manufacturing)
    * Hazardous Waste
    * Construction and Demolition Waste
    * Mining Waste
    * Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
    * Biodegradable Municipal Waste
    * Packaging Waste
    * End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) and Tyres
    * Agricultural Waste