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Coverage of waste generation since October 11, 2020.

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Sustainable U: Fast fashion and its environmental impact

"...This consists of both water consumption and water pollution. For starters, it’s not surprising that the fashion industry is a super-soaker consumer of freshwater with textile dying being the second largest polluter of water streams globally. It takes up to 2,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans..."

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Generation and Management of Municipal Solid Waste: How’s Canada Doing?

"...Solid waste affects people’s health and the environment surrounding them. Poorly managed solid waste accumulates in local bodies of water, oceans, and forests, degrading our ecosystems and negatively impacting human health. Therefore, appropriate management of solid waste is a particularly important public policy goal..."

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Reducing plastic waste will require fundamental change in culture

"..."Recycling only treats the symptoms of the plastic crisis and does not address the root cause, waste generation itself. We wanted to learn more about the barriers that prevent individuals in Germany from reducing their everyday consumption of plastic packaging for food and beverages. For our research project, a total of 40 participants contributed to discussions in four focus groups," explains Jasmin Wiefek, lead author of the study..."

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Ottawa residents toss more organic waste into the green bin during COVID-19 pandemic

"...A report for the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management meeting on May 17 says there are "promising signs" policy changes and outreach efforts have been effective in encouraging organic waste recycling..."

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Editorial: Don't wait for pandemic to end to protect planet

"...An easy example is our waste stream. The City of Nanaimo reported 18 per cent more curbside waste collected in 2020 than the year before, with a comparable increase in landfill-destined garbage. The Regional District of Nanaimo also reported seeing a direct correlation between lockdown measures and waste generation..."

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Roadside Organics collection coming to the Alberni Valley this spring!

"...This new waste service is designed to allow residents to properly sort, store and divert food and yard waste to help extend the life of the Alberni Valley landfill as well as ensuring methane emissions (a greenhouse gas) are reduced. Many residents have questions, some are reluctant, some ecstatic, but the overarching goal is that as a community we undertake a learning journey to ensure this program is a success!..."

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Comment: We should strive for zero waste instead of expanding the landfill

"...The Regional District of Nanaimo, under its approved Solid Waste Management Plan, is on target to reduce waste generation from more than 1,000 kilograms per person (before Blue Box programs) to 109 kilograms per person by 2027..."

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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen conducting waste composition study at Campbell Mountain Landfill

"...The regional district, member municipalities and various provincial groups provide recycling programs and the sampling will provide insights into the success of these programs. Compost sites for food waste are also being considered..."

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Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

"...Life-cycle assessment, or LCA, is a tool that researchers like Miller use to quantify lifetime environmental impacts in multiple categories, including climate change and energy use, water and resource depletion, biodiversity loss, solid waste generation, and human and ecological toxicity..."

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The unending waste management challenge

"...Daily, each of the 7. 8 billion people inhabiting Earth generates approximately one kilogram of waste, which translates into 5. 8 million metric tons of waste..."

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Solid Waste Services Coordinator - Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (Terrace, BC)

"...Maintain Controlled and Non-Controlled Waste records database, including filing and submission of Hazardous Waste Manifests related to asbestos landfilling..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about waste generation.

Can recycling ocean plastic actually work?

"...Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about waste generation relevant to the latest news.

Exploring the potential of vermicompost as a sustainable strategy in circular economy: improving plants? bioactive properties a

"...Vermicompost has the potential to be used in a variety of ways in the circular economy, including for agricultural sustainability, managing waste, pollutant remediation, biogas production and animal feed production..."

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The extent of food waste generation in the UK and its environmental impacts

"...1 Mt of food waste is generated annually in the UK across all the supply chain, leading to the greenhouse gas emissions of 27 Mt of CO2 eq..."

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The application of system dynamics in different practices of a waste management system

"...An increase in waste reduction, source separation, and recycling rate could decrease the environmental impact, but it is not necessarily profitable from an economic perspective..."

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Evaluating the biomethane potential from the anaerobic co-digestion of palm oil mill effluent, food waste, and sewage sludge in

"...Therefore, this study was formulated to investigate the feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion of three types of organic wastes generated in significantly huge quantities in Malaysia, namely palm oil mill effluent (POME), food waste (FW), and sewage sludge (SWS)..."

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Biochar from biomass waste as a renewable carbon material for climate change mitigation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions?a

"...This review addresses opportunities of biomass wastes for biochar production, various thermo-chemical reactions for preparation and its basics/mechanisms, properties of biochar and hydrochar, and gaps/operational challenges, and summarizes wide applications of biochar in soil improvement, climate change mitigation, energy production, waste management, and environmental remediation..."

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Growing Menace of Microplastics in and Around the Coastal Ecosystem

"...Such harmful impacts are very much visible in various forms like air pollution, water pollution, toxic chemicals, waste generation and management issues, and degradation of land..."

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Waste Management: Challenges and Opportunities

"...This chapter here discusses solid waste management and the major challenges linked with it..."

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Solid waste management planning for sub-district scale: a case study in Buleleng sub-district, Buleleng district, Bali province

"...This study aims to identify the amount of solid waste generation, composition, and characteristics of the Buleleng sub-district waste..."

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Drivers and constraints of waste-to-energy incineration for sustainable municipal solid waste management in developing countrie

"...The main drivers were the current limited treatment capability, local opposition to current strategies, introduction of legislative incentives and landfilling restrictions, the Hanoi government?s involvement, the example set by the existing WtE plant in Can Tho, increasing waste generation with increasing land scarcity, competitive tipping fees, and introduction of a public?private-partnership model..."

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A Review on Technological Approach for Obtaining Nutrient from Solid Waste

"...Farmyard manure, biochar, poultry manure, vermicompost, biogas digest, and urban compost are rich sources of vitamins, growth-promoting substances, macro-, and micro-nutrients..."

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An innovative waste management system in a smart city under stochastic optimization using vehicle routing problem

"...In modern societies, municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is an important part of SCs, the main problem of MSWM is the cost that it generates and must be reduced..."

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Behavioral impacts on residential food provisioning, use, and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...In contrast, less than 10% of respondents reported that they began or increased separating or composting food waste during the pandemic, and many stopped altogether due to suspension of local curbside composting services..."

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