waste matter


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Noun1.waste matter - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwantedwaste matter - 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"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
dross, impurity - worthless or dangerous material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
exhaust, exhaust fumes, fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
filth, skank, crud - any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
sewage, sewerage - waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
effluent, sewer water, wastewater - water mixed with waste matter
food waste, garbage, refuse, scraps - food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slop - (usually plural) waste water from a kitchen or bathroom or chamber pot that has to be emptied by hand; "she carried out the sink slops"
toxic industrial waste, toxic waste - poisonous waste materials; can cause injury (especially by chemical means)
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The river also collects waste matter from sugar refineries, distilleries, pulp and paper mills, and tanneries, apart from contaminated agricultural runoff from the rice bowl of Northern India.
Preliminary studies have indicated that Saudi Arabia currently recycles around 10 per cent of waste matter, with 90 per cent disposed through landfill sites, causing damage to the environment, and not making full use of the potential of recyclable materials, a Saudi Press Agency (SPA) report said.
Preliminary studies have indicated that the Kingdom currently recycles around 10 percent of recyclable waste matter, with 90 percent disposed through landfill sites, causing damage to the environment.
A balanced diet stops the build-up of waste matter and, in turn, of tartar.
The waste matter, which is secreted with sweat, has to be removed by daily washing to eliminate odor and feel fresh and clean.
5 million cubic feet of the waste matter flattened everything in its path - claiming the lives of 144 people - 116 of them children.
The board has also recommended that all the factories discharging industrial effluents should transmit online data of their waste matter quality to pollution control boards both at the Centre and state.
Biological and thermal technologies used to convert waste matter into different forms of fuel that can be used to supply energy.
At best this waste matter is used as animal feed, but adequate ways to manage the huge volume of citrus waste are required.
Wellenberger said when visiting groups arrive at the center, a volunteer guides them on a detailed tour during which they are shown how wind, sun and water, and even waste matter, can be recycled.
All of this becomes organic waste matter, much of which can be turned into rich crumbly compost to feed our soil and garden plants.

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