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This glossary of terms was compiled from a wide range of sources and covers some of the most commonly used waste-related words and abbreviations.

Please select a letter from the A-Z index to find the definition of a term.

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National Waste Plan (NWP)
The National Waste Plan was developed as an action plan to implement The National Waste Strategy: Scotland. It outlines the waste reduction and recycling targets for Scottish local authorities and how these will be achieved.
National Waste Strategy (NWS)
The National Waste Strategy: Scotland was formulated to improve the way we deal with our waste in Scotland. Through the National Waste Strategy, we are putting in place mechanisms that will protect the environment and our future.
Non-inert Waste
Waste that is active, meaning that it will decompose or otherwise change. Chemically active, combustible, biodegradable or polluting waste.
 
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