Waste

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Waste
Category Sustainable Development Terms
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Last Edit Date 2018-07-02

Waste means :

SDABC2015.png The ABC for Sustainable Cities - A glossary for policy makers. 1st edition (2015)

Wastes are defined as “substances or objects which are disposed of or are intended to be disposed of or are required to be disposed of by the provisions of national law”. Wastes may be generated during the extraction of raw materials, the processing of raw materials into intermediate and final products, the consumption of final products, and other human activities. Residuals recycled or reused at the place of generation are excluded.

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, article 2, OECD Glossary of statistical terms (http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/detail.asp?ID=2896, Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997).