Intractable waste

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Unmanageable waste
Non-disposable waste

Intractable waste is unwanted materials or structures which are problematic because they are one or all of the following: highly dangerous, toxic, long-living, expensive to store or convert to other forms, and whose satisfactory disposal defies current technologies. Nuclear waste, toxic, non-biodegradable chemicals, such as dioxin and chlorofluorocarbons and offshore oil platforms are examples of intractable waste.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST