waste material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n waste material any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted "they collect the waste once a week","much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
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Usage

In literature:

It is certainly an excellent soup, and it's a pity that so much of the raw material goes to waste.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
He considered it a waste of time and raw material to try.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
There is no wanton waste in the moral world, any more than in the material.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
An experienced reeler knows his business too well to waste material.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
But beauty was so much wasted material on this daughter of Swendon's, who did not seem to know she had it.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
It seemed a terribly wasteful proceeding, but there was more material than was wanted, and space after all was the great thing needed.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The waste of clothing material consequent on the introduction of hoop-skirts was seen to be prodigious.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
And you won't waste much time, and you won't waste much material.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
It's the sheerest waste of material to have that fellow selling stockings.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
It is dangerous to leave waste paper like those letters lying around close to such highly inflammable material.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
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In news:

Recology San Francisco's Artist in Residence program encourages participants to scavenge the on-site waste and recycling heaps for materials -- perhaps unusual ones.
The Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui crafts waste material from the streets into masterpieces.
It makes it easier for producers to collect the waste material.
Catching waste energy with common materials.
Flowthru Microbrush-style applicators eliminate waste and allow the practitioner to precisely place and distribute material.
The El Paso County Hazarous Waste Facility, 3255 Akers Drive, was closed Thursday while a "suspicious material" was investigated and destroyed.
As of Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 09:53 a.m. More than 500 vehicles dropped off household hazardous materials during the final countywide waste collection held Saturday in Bedford Township.
Waste Management is offering a series of online public service announcements to encourage residents to recycle food scraps and other materials.
Area residents oppose 3M's new plan to import waste chemicals to aid in the disposal of other hazardous materials, even though the company says pollution levels would only minimally rise.
Guzzler Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corp.'s Environmental Solutions Group, is a global provider of vacuum loaders for cleaning up industrial waste and recovering and recycling raw materials.
It also calculates material cost and waste, and allows users to instantly email estimates to team members and clients.
The new $87 Pegasus follows company guidelines for using environmentally-friendly materials and reducing waste in the production process.
A hazardous waste collection is held each year to help residents get rid of these materials safely.
Even if we want to recycle some of our waste, who would want to recycle them if nobody will buy the recycled raw materials.
Many of us are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles by wasting less, recycling more, and purchasing products made with recycled materials.
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In science:

Figure 4: Electronic waste recycling in the Third World: A woman is decomposing electronic waste into its raw materials, trying to retrieve valuable component materials like gold and copper which they sell to local scrap dealers.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
This means that decomposing of the waste has to be performed in appropriately equipped recycling facilities where the individual component materials of the waste can be separated from each other in a safe manner such that workers are never exposed to toxic fumes or liquids.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
External conditions driving the system, such as inputs of energy, materials, innovations, etc. and outputs for waste.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
This group supports underground excavation and construction activities by transporting supplies, materials, waste rock, and personnel.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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