Waste Management

Human and industrial activity generates waste materials that require proper management to avoid significant negative impacts on human health, the environment and the economy. Waste management infrastructure includes facilities for the management of municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, hospital waste, and construction debris. This includes including waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. There are many human health, environmental and economic benefits of sound waste management. Fundamental to sustainable waste manage is the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle. Examples of sustainable opportunities include minimization and reuse of waste at the source, equipment and methods for waste separation, waste recycling, environmentally friendly waste transportation, and energy generation by combustion of waste products. The segregation of waste (e.g., separating construction debris from municipal solid waste) can lead to more economically and environmentally sustainable disposal options.