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HELMEPA: Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
HELMEPA is the joint initiative of Greek seafarers and shipowners who declared in 1982 in Piraeus that they voluntarily undertake the responsibility to eliminate ship-generated marine pollution and enhance safety at sea. The Association provides a...

Department of Waste Management & Pollution Control (DWMPC)

posted on 18 July 2012 by Sameera
The Department of Waste Management and Pollution Control, (DWMPC) is mandated to prevent and control pollution of the environment through the formulation of waste management policies, regulating and monitoring of the waste sector.

Municipal Strategic Planning for Solid Waste Management, Concepts and Tools

posted on 25 May 2010 by Anonymous
What it is Strategic Planning when it comes to Solid Waste Management (SWM)? Strategic Planning is a very adaptable methodology where the only thing fixed is the final objective: Integrated Sustainable Waste Management System. By keeping that in mind...

Aluminium Waste

posted on 24 June 2010 by Anonymous
What is Aluminium Waste ? Aluminium is a very expensive non ferrous metal and can therefore produce high incomes for recycling schemes. Alumium waste is produced primarily from two main streams, the production lines of aluminium industry and the...

Environmental Impacts Assessment related to Solid Waste Management in Asian Developing Countries

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
This report presents, in accordance with the description of works of the ISSOWAMA (Intergrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia) project, the results of studies with respect to the following main tasks: An analysis of relevant...

Simplified Guide on Solid Waste Management in Asian Developing Countries

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
This guide attempts to make clear how solid waste management in Asian developing countries is influenced by the prevailing social, economic, institutional, legal, technical and environmental conditions, and points out the negative impacts of...

Population, Development, and Waste Management in Botswana: Conceptual and Policy Implications for Climate Change

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
Based on government and other relevant documentation, this paper explores the conceptual linkage between population, development, and waste management in Botswana and the implications of this relationship for global climate change. Population is...

Solid Waste Management in World's Cities

posted on 4 May 2010 by verele
UN Habitat has recently published a book with the title " Solid Waste Management in the World Cities" (, written in cooperation with WASTE advisers on urban...

Story of Stuff

posted on 12 July 2010 by verele
An interesting video explaining materials cycle. The Story of Stuff was launched online on December 4, 2007 and is a big success.

Toxics Link

posted on 12 July 2010 by verele
Toxics Link has unique expertise in the areas of hazardous, medical and municipal wastes, as well as in specific issues such as the international waste trade, and the emerging issues of pesticides and POPs.