Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges. EPA promotes a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) approach that identifies certain C&D materials as commodities that can be used in new building projects, thus avoiding the need to mine and process virgin materials.
Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution.
The hazardous waste management program uses the term solid waste to denote something that is a waste. EPA developed hazardous waste regulations that define in more detail what materials are solid waste for the purposes of RCRA Subtitle C (hazardous waste) regulation.
Inappropriate processing-- Overly elaborate and expensive equipment is wasteful if simpler machinery would work as well. Excessive inventory wastes resources through costs of storage and maintenance. Unnecessary motion-- Resources are wasted when workers have to bend, reach or walk distances to do their jobs.
It is important to note that the definition of solid waste is not limited to wastes that are physically solid. Many solid wastes are liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material. A solid waste is any material that is discarded by being: Abandoned: The term abandoned means thrown away.
The colour coded clinical waste management system is designed for ease of recognition and handling by producers and disposers. Each category of waste is represented by a different colour. The following is a helpful guide to the colours used in segregation.
Overproduction, one of the Seven Types of Waste Bersbach Consulting LLC provides Six Sigma training coaching and support across Arizona, including the Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale areas. At this time we would like to thank our friends and clients for their support.
Waste Management is committed to providing environmentally responsible solutions for handling electronics waste. Waste Management is committed to: preventing e-waste from entering municipal incinerators or landfills; preventing the export of e-waste to developing countries; providing visible tracking of e-waste throughout the product recycling chain.
“Waste management or Waste disposal is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal. This includes amongst other things, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste together with monitoring and regulation.
Examples of waste in motion include walking around, and searching for materials or tools. Excessive Processing: The waste that is created when we do more than is required to meet customer needs. An effective tool to identify waste in processes is to create a value-stream map.