Waste management

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Waste management

The process of collecting, recycling, and disposing of waste materials produced by human activities. Waste management involves solid, liquid, and gaseous substances, some of which can be hazardous. As such, each requires a different method and procedure to process. Solid waste, such as wood, concrete, glass, drywall, and asphalt shingles, is the primary type of waste produced by buildings.
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waste management

1. In the public sector, a systems approach to the efficient control of the disposal of waste in a community or region; requires the establishment of a policy regarding environmental standards, the collection and treatment of wastes, the monitoring of air, soil, and water quality, and the enforcement of established regulations.
2. In for-profit organizations, the carrying out of similar functions, with the exception of enforcement.
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Under an existing law (Republic Act 9003), solid-waste management facility refers to 'any resource recovery system or component thereof; any system, program or facility for resource conservation; any facility for the collection, source separation, storage, transportation, transfer, processing, treatment or disposal of solid waste.'
Binay said SB 2008, on the other hand, seeks to protect the people and prevent the proliferation and reduce the amount of hazardous materials being discarded in solid-waste management facilities through recycling and reusing.
As noted previously, governments need relevant and reliable cost information to make informed decisions regarding their solid-waste management operations.
Consequently, applying FCA to solid-waste management operations means identifying all of the direct and indirect costs associated with solid-waste management and allocating those costs to the appropriate (i.e., benefitting) periods.
There are two key components to the GFOA's recommended practice on applying full-cost accounting to municipal solid-waste management operations, which are described in the paragraphs that follow.
In current practice, solid-waste management operations are commonly accounted for in either or both types of funds.
Such a focus is incompatible with full-cost accounting, which, as its name implies, is primarily concerned with the cost of providing solid-waste management services.
Ano also urged local chief excutives and provincial governors to enforce the policy promoting proper solid-waste management to prevent flooding caused by poor disposal of garbage.
The BESWMC is mandated to establish a material-recovery facility, allocate funds and implement an ecological solid-waste management program duly approved by the Sangguniang Barangay and integrate such plan into the barangay-development plan or annual investment plan.
The consensus of the meeting, according to the report, ws that "solid-waste management problems can only be solved by an integrated approach using a combination of source reduction, recycling, waste-to-energy incineration, and landfilling." The meeting committed participating groups to accelerate technical innovation in such integrated waste management and to share knowledge and resources that will increase the rate of change in public attitudes toward plastics.
Aside from the water pollution because of discharge of untreated wastewater, Boracay is faced with a serious solid-waste management problem because of increased tourist arrivals that exceeded its hosting capacity.
The law mandates local government units to come up with 10-year solid-waste management plans and promote waste-reduction measures, such as segregation at source, recycling nonbiodegradable wastes and composting those that are degradable.