Waste and wastes are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective and of no use.

The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable). Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes (feces and urine) and surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.


United Nations Environment Program

According to the Basel Convention,

United Nations Statistics Division, Glossary of Environment Statistics

European Union

Under the Waste Framework Directive, the European Union defines waste as "an object the holder discards, intends to discard or is required to discard."


There are many waste types defined by modern systems of waste management, notably including:

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Idiot Brit cop wasting time on nonsense as usual

Bitchute 24 Nov 2023
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Labour: The govt needs to stop wasting time on a gimmick

The Daily Telegraph Australia 17 Nov 2023
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Readers' Letters: MSPs should stop wasting time on things outside their remit

The Scotsman 16 Nov 2023
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NHS doctors wasting time on training courses ‘an eight-year-old could do’, MP says

The Sun 14 Nov 2023
NHS doctors are wasting time on training courses an eight-year-old could do rather than treating patients, an MP says ... "Why are we wasting time with this nonsense?” ... read more on nhs ... “I was thinking, ‘We are all sat in a room wasting our time while we could be seeing patients’.”....

Rick Wiles: We Have To Stop Wasting Time On Politics - You Can't Change The ...

Bitchute 10 Nov 2023
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