bio·​waste | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌwāst How to pronounce biowaste (audio) \

Definition of biowaste

: waste (such as manure, sawdust, or food scraps) that is composed chiefly of organic matter

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Besides wear-and-tear from heavy use, escalators nationwide have been damaged by debris, or by biowastes when people relieve themselves on conveyances. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Escalators at UW light-rail station keep breaking down; Sound Transit will improve them — and open a staircase," 26 Oct. 2018 The first is bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS), which involves burning biomass (plants or biowaste) in a thermal power plant, capturing CO2 from the exhaust stream, and burying the CO2. David Roberts, Vox, "Sucking carbon out of the air won’t solve climate change," 14 June 2018 For the last year, waste management facilities in New York and one in New Jersey have been shipping tons of biowaste -- literally, tons -- to Big Sky Environmental, a private landfill in Adamsville, Alabama. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Why trainloads of other people's poo have been rotting in an Alabama town for months," 3 Apr. 2018 On cleanup day, large trash trucks rumble down the street, accompanied by biowaste teams in white suits. Ben Poston,, "Homeless cleanups in L.A. have surged, costing millions. What has been gained?," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of biowaste

1963, in the meaning defined above

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