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The Waste reddit

Waste - implies unwanted or unusable materials. The term is often subjective (because waste to one person is not necessarily waste to another) and sometimes objectively inaccurate (for example, to send scrap metals to a landfill is to inaccurately classify them as waste, because they are recyclable).

Examples include municipal solid waste (household trash/refuse), hazardous waste, wastewater (such as sewage, which contains bodily wastes, or surface runoff), radioactive waste, and others.

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Hey everyone, I'm working on a little project on a Food waste management app. To make it useful, I need your insights! It's a super quick survey (like 2-3 minutes). Your answers will be a huge help in figuring out what features would be most useful and help us fight food waste together.

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Salvaging Unwanted Items From Student Waste

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I always knew 2 sticks were unnecissary

Factory defect one stick pop

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Washington State Dredged Sediment

Receiving conflicting opinions on dredged sediment that is unsuitable for open water disposal. Is the sediment regulated under RCRA and Washington Dangerous waste regulations or is it exempt?

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The #UAEFoodBank, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a lifeline for those in need. In 2023, it positively impacted over 18.6 million lives worldwide, funded by 800 donors, diverting 6,000 tonnes of food from landfills.

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Wasteful KLIM Warranty Process

Thank you for sending the picture of your Aggressor Cool -1.0 Short Sleeve 2X Camo (Non-Current) in for warranty. I want to inform you that your Aggressor Cool -1.0 Short Sleeve 2X Camo (Non-Current) for *************** will be replaced under warranty due to the  Logo Material Cracking. Before we can send you a replacement, we will need you to destroy your item and send us a picture. 

Your item is currently in stock, but inventory volume changes daily. Please visit www.klim.com to ensure availability prior to destroying your item.  

Please reply to this email with your destroyed pictures. Pictures attached to a separate email will delay your case.

Gloves: Cut all fingers off of both gloves-need to see all destroyed pieces
Boots: Cut the tongue out of both boots-need to see all destroyed pieces
Socks: Cut in half-need to see all destroyed pieces
Jackets/Parkas/Vests/Shirts: Cut in half up the back from bottom hem to top of collar-need to see all destroyed pieces
Pants/Bibs: Cut in half so there are two separate leg pieces-need to see all destroyed pieces
Paks/Bags: Slash in multiple area, has to be unusable-need to see all destroyed pieces
Cut all D3O pads in half
Goggle cut frame in half
Hats/Beanies/Balaclavas: Cut in half need to see all destroyed pieces
Suspenders: Cut in half need to see destroyed pieces
Helmet: Cut chin straps out
In & Motion Vest.  Remove In & Box Unit and air canister.  Cut up side of vest.  

Upon receiving the destroyed photo we will set up the order for your new item. The product you receive may be a redesigned version.

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783 million people face chronic hunger. Yet the world wastes 19% of its food, UN says

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Packaging concept eliminating waste

Hi all

I am currently working on a packaging concept to eliminate packaging waste in the industry. Due to upcoming regulations and sustainability challenges, packaging waste needs to be reduced. But what if we can use a packaging as another product?

Help me with your opinion on the new packaging concept! Packaging as a product. Takes 3 minutes.

Survey: https://forms.gle/K3ENyLV1ZUecqEex5


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A novel way of raising awareness about fast fashion hyper-consumerism | The story connects two women at opposite ends of the globe, and it exposes the heartbreaking result of what may often begin with the best of intentions.

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'Waste in fashion industry' survey

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Tesco switches pocket tissue packaging to paper to cut plastic waste

Tesco is scrapping plastic packaging from its own-brand pocket tissues, in a move that the UK’s largest supermarket says will eliminate almost 35 tonnes of new soft plastic waste each year.

Read more: Tesco switches pocket tissue packaging to paper to cut plastic waste

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Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Consumption

Hello, I'm currently pursuing my Bachelor in Arts, where I’m majoring in Economics. For my final year thesis, I'm conducting a survey on Collaborative Consumption. Collaborative consumption means people share or exchange goods and services, rather than owning everything individually. Some examples could be companies like Uber or Ola- where people take rides in cars they do not own, or companies like Airbnb- where people stay in homes they do not own.

My research is to identify what actually MOTIVATES people to engage in this kind of consumption. Could it be your concern for the environment? Or could it be because it is relatively cost-effective? Or is it just because engaging in such an activity brings peace an joy to an individual? To find answers to these questions, I would require your help.

Hence, I would greatly appreciate if y'all would fill the form, it won't take more than 3 minutes. All responses will be kept anonymous and will be used purely for research purposes. Thank You!

Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/hAPfeCu5sZ5retaVA

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Survey regarding Coffee and Sustainable practices+ a step further!

Hello- I am a system designer looking for insight into the link between coffee drinkers and potential interest in sustainable practices with their tools+waste. I have a vision of reusing spent coffee grounds to support local initiatives through renewable energy production. Would appreciate your help


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6 interesting facts about Coffee as a biofuel

  1. High Energy Content: Coffee grounds contain a significant amount of oil, up to 20% by weight. This oil can be extracted and converted into biodiesel. The remaining material, after oil extraction, is still rich in cellulose, lignin, and other sugars, which can be further processed into bioethanol or biogas.
  2. Carbon Neutral: Using coffee grounds as biofuel is considered carbon neutral. The carbon dioxide released during the burning process is roughly equivalent to the amount absorbed by the coffee plants during their growth. This makes it a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
  3. Waste Reduction: Millions of tons of coffee grounds are produced globally every year, most of which end up in landfills. Utilizing them as biofuel not only provides an energy source but also significantly reduces waste and the associated environmental impact.
  4. Efficient Conversion Process: Recent advancements in technology have made the conversion of coffee grounds into biofuel more efficient. Processes like hydrothermal liquefaction can transform coffee grounds into bio-crude oil, which can then be refined like traditional crude oil.
  5. Local Energy Source: Coffee grounds as biofuel present an opportunity for local energy production. Coffee shops and factories produce a steady supply of spent grounds, which can be converted into energy used for heating, electricity, or powering vehicles, potentially reducing energy transportation costs.
  6. Air Quality Benefits: When compared to some fossil fuels, biofuels from coffee grounds can produce fewer pollutants such as sulfur oxides. This can contribute to improved air quality, especially in urban areas where coffee shops are abundant.
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How much shall I charge for this waste removal job? GBP

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The mixed blessing of responsibility relief: An application to household recycling and curbside waste collection

Research suggests that household members with a strong personal norm for recycling are more likely to favor responsibility relief policy, while those with strong warm glow motives are less likely to do the same.


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Biodegradable Product or Recycle Products. Which one is good?

Absolutely! When considering the choice between using biodegradable products and recycling items, it's crucial to weigh the environmental impacts of both approaches.

Biodegradable products are designed to break down naturally, reducing the burden on landfills and ecosystems. They're a promising solution for single-use items like bags and packaging, offering a way to minimize waste and pollution.

On the other hand, recycling plays a vital role in conserving resources by reusing materials like plastics, paper, and glass. It reduces the need for raw materials, conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with production.

Both approaches have their merits. Biodegradable products reduce waste and pollution at the end of their lifecycle, while recycling helps conserve resources and energy. The choice often depends on the specific item, its environmental impact, and the infrastructure available for recycling or composting.

Ultimately, a combination of both practices – using biodegradable products when possible and recycling items whenever feasible – can significantly contribute to a more sustainable future. It's about making conscious choices that collectively reduce our ecological footprint and preserve the planet for generations to come. What do you think?

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Study on advanced biorefinery feedstock from non-recyclable municipal solid waste by mechanical preprocessing

Researchers show that the variability of physical and chemical properties of non-recyclable municipal solid waste (nMSW) can be reduced by mechanical preprocessing.


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Hello! I just really felt as though this channel is not too well known for it's work, I mean, this is so wonderful! The channel is called SGX Zero Waste, go and have a look

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The most shocking facts about business waste in the UK

Here are some of the most shocking facts about business. This means that over 63% of business waste is going to landfills, where it can release harmful greenhouse gases and leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

  1. UK businesses produce over 100 million tonnes of waste per year. That's equivalent to the weight of over 100 million small cars!

  2. Only 37% of business waste is recycled or composted. This means that over 63% of business waste is going to landfill, where it can release harmful greenhouse gases and leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

  3. The average UK office worker generates an estimated 1.47kg of waste per day. This includes everything from paper and cardboard to food and drink packaging.

  4. UK businesses spend an estimated £13 billion per year on waste disposal. This includes the cost of collecting, transporting, and processing waste, as well as the penalties for not complying with waste regulations.

  5. Businesses can reduce their waste by up to 80% through simple measures such as reducing, reusing, and recycling. This can save businesses money and help protect the environment.

Here are some specific examples of shocking waste figures:

  • 14 million glass bottles and jars are sent to landfill in the UK every day. This is equivalent to over 32 billion bottles and jars per year.

  • Around 18 million tonnes of waste are sent to landfill in the UK every year. This is enough to fill Wembley Stadium over 40 times!

  • UK businesses produce over 455,000 tonnes of plastic bottles per year. This is equivalent to over 9.1 billion bottles.

These shocking statistics show the urgent need for businesses to take action to reduce their waste. By making simple changes, businesses can make a big difference to the environment and save money in the process.

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Plastic Waste in Stadiums

According to organizers of the 2020 Superbowl, the average NFL game creates 80,000 pounds of trash, a number that can double during the Superbowl. Much of this trash is plastic.

This article will help you understand how much plastic waste stadiums in the U.S. create.

Plastic Waste in Stadiums

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Why buy new try second hand source weekly flea market haul vintage tools and more

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UAE is on a mission to cut food waste in half! Introducing the 'Ne’ma Food Loss and Waste Reduction Roadmap' – a game-changer aiming for a 50% reduction by 2030

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How to remove construction waste Efficiently?

Efficiently remove construction waste by renting proper containers, sorting materials for recycling, and scheduling timely pickups with a reliable waste removal service.Read the full article.

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I hate how people say don’t waste food when it’s your food

I hate how people say, DONT WASTE FOOD. Like it’s our stuff you don’t control us, and what do you think we bought it for? They will be like “Think about the homeless and kids in Africa” like bruh as long as I’m not in Africa or by any homeless kids then I can waste what I want. They act like they never wasted a crumb. Come on now. I don’t really care about those people, they just plain get in my nerves saying, “Think about the homeless!”

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Perma-industrial Design Principles Pt. 1: How to Grow Yourself a Free House (out of waste!)

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