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Observations of Solid Waste Landfills in Developing Countries: Africa, Asia and Latin America

posted on 20 February 2012 by Anonymous
This report is a World Bank Urban and Local Government Working Paper. The report documents observations from visits in 1997-98 to landfills in the Africa, East Asia and Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean regions. Specifically, it identifies...

Sustainable Valorisation of Organic Urban Waste

posted on 6 March 2012 by Anonymous
The publication Sustainable valorisation of organic urban wastes presents some examples of recent attempts to manage organic waste sustainably in the African context. It contains three case examples of compost production. These include...

Video on Public Private Partnerships in Lusaka for Solid Waste Management

posted on 14 March 2012 by Anonymous
The video is an interesting documentary on the current integrated waste management system implemented in the city of Lusaka in Zambia. You can see the pre-collection mechanisms, the transfer points as well as the whole part of the recovered materials...

Video with Catadores: Waste Pickers in Gramacho,Brasil

posted on 13 June 2012 by Anonymous
Beyond Gramacho reveals the socio-economic and environmental conditions, struggles and opportunities that are present in informal resource recovery. Over 1,800 Catadores work day and night at the landfill and neighboring recycling cooperatives,...

Regional Evaluation on Urban Solid Waste Management in Latin America and the Carribean: 2010 Report

posted on 14 June 2012 by Anonymous
This regional report is the product of the joint efforts of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS). The report...

WASTE connects bankers to entrepreneurs working in the sanitation business in the slums of Kampala, Uganda

posted on 3 July 2012 by Sameera
This video showcases how WASTE connects bankers to entreprenuers in the sanitation business in the slum of Kampala.

A Comprehensive Plastic Waste Management Strategy for the City of Nairobi

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
This comprehensive plastic waste management strategy for the city of Nairobi is based on the 3R approach that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling generated wastes.This strategy seeks to bring together in a form of a working partnership key...

Tanzania Sanitation

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
This document is a pilot development strategy to deal with solid waste management in Tanzania. It addresses the following aspects:   1. Consequences of Improper Solid Waste Management in Tanzania 2. Benefits of Waste Management System...

Appraisal of solid waste collection following private sector involvement in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
This paper presents findings of a study, which was carried out in Dar es Salaam city to assess postprivatisation of solid waste collection and disposal. Prior to the assessment, fieldwork studies indicated that current solid waste generation rate in...

National Waste Management Strategy Implementation : Recycling, South Africa

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
The Recycling Component of the National Waste Management Strategy Implementation (NWMSI) Project aims to develop a realistic and practical approach to increase and extend recycling in South Africa. Provision is made within this component for the...