Industrial waste is no side product of our civilization. It is its main product. To avoid waste would mean to disrupt the order of civilization. Waste is given to every respective surrounding in more or less toxic form. Toxic to what? And why? An ongoing use of the product is not considered. It lost its value. It became waste. Waste is considered a final product. The goal of civilization; its whole tragic. Decay and amalgamation are a normality of growing entropy, which is signaling its reign over civilization to everybody through waste.
If one does not want to bear the ordeal of word analysis the structure of meaning can only be reasoned when thought of it in a specific context. But context is deeply connected with another open term; meaning. Without context words and actions have no meaning. Not only is this true for human communication with words but for all communication in general and even for all intellectual processes—for everything within the mind—including the process that is directing an actinia how to grow or the ameba what to do next.