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waste management

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal of waste materials, usually ones produced by human activity, in an effort to reduce their effect on human health or local amenity. A subfocus in recent decades has been to reduce waste materials' effect on the environment and to recover resources from them, such as through recycling.

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waste, municipal waste management, recycling, product stewardship?, composting?, toxic waste?, nuclear waste, sewage, pollution


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