Waste (also known as rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, junk, and litter)
1. Unwanted or useless materials.
2. A devastated or destroyed region, town, or building; a ruin.
3. Something, such as steam, that escapes without being used.
Waste is directly linked to human development, both technological and social. The compositions of different wastes have varied over time and location, with industrial development and innovation being directly linked to waste materials. Examples of this include plastics and nuclear technology. Some waste components have economic value and can be recycled once correctly recovered.
It is widely recognized that waste materials can be a valuable resource, whilst there is debate as to how this value is best realized. Such concepts are colloquially expressed in western culture by such idioms as "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.
mold, any of various fungi that often cause disintegration of organic matter.