Redefining Waste Management: Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future in the USA

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What is waste

Is a waste within the meaning of this article any residue of a process of production, transformation or use, any substance, material, product or more generally any movable property abandoned or intended for abandonment by its holder.

It is ultimate within the meaning a waste, resulting or not from the treatment of a waste, which is no longer capable of being processed under the technical and economic conditions of the
moment, in particular by extracting the recoverable part or by reducing its character polluting or dangerous.

Any person who produces or holds waste is required to ensure or make ensure disposal in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, under conditions to avoid harmful effects on human health and the environment.

Abandonment is deemed to be any act tending, under cover of a transfer free of charge or expensive, to exempt its author from the requirements of this chapter and the regulations
for its application.”

The exponential growth of waste

Since the early 1990s, environmental protection has become acollective concern. The question of waste is daily and affects each individual both professionally and family-wise. As a consumer, thrower, user of the household waste collection, and recyclable waste sorter, citizen or taxpayer, everyone can and must be an actor in better waste management. Simple gestures make it possible to take concrete action to improve the living environment and preserve the well-being of everyone: every citizen can throw less and throw better.

Various laws in the United States and in Tennessee in particular, grouped together and included in the environment code, set the objectives to be met in order to manage waste properly:

  • Prevent or reduce the production and harmfulness of waste;
  • Organize waste transportation;
  • Recover waste through reuse, recycling or any action aimed at obtaining reusable materials or energy;
  • Inform the public of the effects on the environment and public health;
  • Limit final storage to only residual, ultimate waste.

According to the CEO of Same Day Dumpster Rental Chattanooga, local authorities or their groups responsible for waste from households, set up a selective collection of glass, paper and magazines, waste greens, cells and batteries, oils, bulky items and currently packaging for enable the recovery of this waste.

Higher education and research establishments are also producers large amounts of waste. Some wastes can produce harmful effects on the soil, flora and fauna, and generally harm human health and the environment.

Waste management regulations

The Environment Code obliges all waste producers, and therefore all higher education and research establishments, to be insured or to be insured the elimination of their waste under conditions suitable to avoid the said effects.

Legal persons can be held criminally liable for offenses defined by this code, for example in the event that the waste is abandoned, deposited or treated in a manner contrary to law.
Today, each public institution agent, as a citizen, makes a simple and determining to sort its waste by depositing it according to its nature in green, yellow, blue, in paper bags, …

The best conditions are therefore met to set up in each establishment a waste management policy. In particular, it invites the agents to continue the gesture simple sorting that they accomplish as citizens by adapting it to the different nature of waste related to their activities.

Some establishments already ensure the sorting, collection and removal of part of the waste dangerous ; the law obliges them to extend these actions to all the waste produced.
Waste management results in costs that the establishment has every interest in reducing, even not to generate.

The waste management repository is a tool made available to establishments higher education and research. It proposes a waste management policy in an establishment, component, campus or site with the dual objective of controlling costs and to protect human health and the environment.