Problem

Refuse

Other Names:
Stable refuse
Waste
Debris
Garbage
Detritus
Trash
Nature:

Waste (or wastes) are unwanted or unusable materials. Waste is any substance which is discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use. A by-product by contrast is a joint product of relatively minor economic value. A waste product may become a by-product, joint product or resource through an invention that raises a waste product's value above zero.

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.

Narrower Problems:
Solid wastes
Subject(s):
Societal Problems Waste
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
01.09.2020 – 17:33 CEST