Caroline Plouff - Waste Management

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Caroline Plouff - Waste Management provides garbage, recycling and yard waste services for residential, commercial and construction customers in Birmingham, AL. Caroline Plouffalso an agricultural business planning course instructor for the Department of Agricultural Resources Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT Caroline Plouff Agricultural manager 5601 First Ave. North, Unit 106, Birmingham, AL 35212

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Contents Introduction Categorization of Waste Where we stand Hospital and Organic Waste Waste collection and Disposal Flows Role of the State Conclusions

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Introduction Waste management refers to the activities connected with the collection and disposal of wastes. Waste management comprises the following activities: 1- Waste collection 2- Waste transportation 3- Waste segregation 4- Waste recycling 5- Waste disposal 6- Waste minimization & control

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Where do we stand Improper waste disposal and lack of adequate management plan in Pakistan has been significant issue related to waste management. Recent years have scene some progress on this front through collaborative initiatives between government and civil society but much more is needed to uplift the flimsy scenario in this area of environment protection and conservation.

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Categorization of Waste a) Discarded sharps b) Laboratory and associated waste c) Human tissue including solutions containing blood d) Cytotoxic waste e) Pharmaceutical waste f) Chemical waste g) Radiation waste h) General waste

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Hazardous Waste Hazardous waste is ignitable, corrosive, reactive and toxic. This is harmful to human beings and other living organisms. Waste generated by pharma & chemical industries Nuclear waste Hospital waste such as needles, old medicines, human organs

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Hospital and Organic Waste Waste Management from both hospitals and municipals is a gigantic problem in Pakistan, around 2,50,000 tons of medical waste is annually produced from all sorts of healthcare facilities. Most of this wasted material is burned in open spaces. It is quite un fortunate that no monitoring has been done to measure the level of these emissions and resulting pollution in the air when it is burnt.

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Hospital & Organic Waste ( Cont ….) The organic fraction of the waste often contributing to more than 50% of the total waste amount. Karachi is the largest city having more then 10 million people , there is a serious lack of planning and sustainable policies on account of waste management even such highly urbanized city.

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Conclusions Waste Management is crucial issue that needs governmental attention immediately, the practices used in Some Country to generate waste are too dangerous not only for our selves but they could be disastrous for our children. At present very little awareness exists amongst the stakeholders, it is crucial to educate people and convince them to adopt practices for reduce, reuse and recycle rather then generating crap.

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