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Global Alliance of Waste Pickers

posted on 27 March 2012 by Anonymous
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.  Some of the countries where the organization is...

Bhutan's First Waste Management Organization

posted on 5 June 2012 by Anonymous
An interesting organization in Bhutan that aims to provide different services for solid waste management in Bhutan.  As of now, the organisation is involved in the collection, segregation and disposal of wastes . More specifically their products...

Informal sector - home page

posted on 12 November 2009 by ihaenen
Welcome to the informal sector home page!  What is the informal waste sector? What are key challenges? What are trends? What are important messages? Organisations that work on waste and the informal sector Projects on waste and the informal sector

ISWM Case Study: Municipality of Elefsina, Attica, Greece

posted on 23 June 2010 by Anonymous
The case of Elefsina Municipality: An example of ISWM in practise! Located in the north-west coast of Attica, in Greece and with a population of approximately 300.000 inhabitants, Elefsina is one of the most active municipalities in the country in...

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Development

posted on 7 July 2010 by Anonymous
Background The PPP-ISWM initiative is a 4 year programme implemented by the UNDP Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD) in partnership with the Dutch NGO WASTE Advisers on Urban Environment and Development of Gouda, the...

The Economic Aspects of the Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management

posted on 8 September 2011 by Anonymous
This booklet is about people who earn a livelihood and support their families by extracting value from solid waste. These people are sometimes called rag pickers,waste pickers or scavengers. There are millions of them in cities all around theworld,...

Reclaiming Livelihoods: The role of reclaimers in municipal waste management systems

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting report about the role of the informal recoverers and their influence on waste management systems. Case studies from South-African municipalities are presented in the report. The report focuses on the contributions of reclaimers to...

The need for the Private Sector in a Zero Waste, 3-R, and Circular Economy Materials Management Strategy

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
In global discussions about the future of waste management, “recycling” is the word on everyone’s lips.  Specifically, up to now in the meetings of the Asia Regional 3-R Forum, as well as at the 2010 18th Cycle and coming 2011...

Sound Material-cycle Society (SMS): Recognizing Role of Private Recycling Business Sector in Thailand

posted on 8 November 2011 by Anonymous
This research article is based on the case study analysis carried out under ISSOWAMA (Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia) project. Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) and 3R strategies gained enormous importance in the waste...

Where can global awareness root locally? The Case of Informal Sector Inclusion in Integrated Solid Waste Management

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
This paper examines the informal recycling sector working on solid waste in Asia, with a focus on India and the Philippines, but with illustrations drawn from across the world. There is increasing awareness around both the role of the sector,...