What is Waste ?

What is Waste?

Waste is not waste. It is our resource!

This means waste is a resource at the wrong place!

Waste is everything that the owner of the waste never used.

Definition of Waste:

Waste (also known as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, junk, and litter) is unwanted or useless material. Litter refers to waste disposed of improperly.

Another definition of Waste comes from the United Nations Environment Programme, according to the Basel Convention,

"Wastes are materials that are not prime products (that is products produced for the market) for which the initial user has no further use in terms of his/her own purposes of production, transformation or consumption, and of which he/she wants to dispose. Wastes may be generated during the extraction of raw materials, the processing of raw materials into intermediate and final products, the consumption of final products, and other human activities. Residuals recycled or reused at the place of generation are excluded."