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Campaign on Waste management in Nairobi

posted on 12 July 2010 by ihaenen
The video shows the current living conditions of one part of the Nairobi society, having to deal with increasing waste dumping and lack of health and safety standards in waste management practices. 

e-Waste: the National Solid Waste Association of India

posted on 21 July 2010 by Anonymous
A big list of links for e-Waste is provided by the National Solid Waste Association of India. Links are covering most of the aspects regarding e-Waste such as legislation, treatment options, environmental impacts etc.

e-Waste Environmental Impacts

posted on 21 July 2010 by Anonymous
  The World Resources Institute has published a review on e-Waste under the title: ''TOXIC TRADE: The Real Cost Of Electronic Waste Exports from the United States.''

e-Waste Materials' Environmental Impacts

posted on 21 July 2010 by Anonymous
  Recycling for Charities has published a list with the majority of environmental impacts caused by the individual types of materials, that are included in the electronic devices that end up as waste.

Plastic Waste: Options for Small Scale Recovery

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
WASTE advisers on urban environment and development have published a guide book on options for Small-Scale Resource Recovery for Plastic Waste. The book provides some initial guidelines for small-scale, low-technology options for mixed plastic waste...

Health and Safety Guidelines for Waste Picking

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
IPES Promoción del Desarrollo Sastenible, in Peru has published a health and safety guide addressing waste pickers and generally waste related professions. The guide is very well illustrated and provides useful and reader-friendly information...

Occupational and Environmental Health Issues of Solid Waste Management

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The report by Sandra Cointreau (World Bank) deals with occupational health risks in social waste management, including the risks faced by waste pickers. It has a special emphasis on middle- and lower-income countries. The report is available online...

Health Care Waste Management in Sri Lanka

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The report was one of the outcomes of the CORDAID project in Sri Lanka, after the Tsunami incident, for reconstruction and relief aid. Based on a request to the Central Environment Authority an assessment was made of the solid waste situation caused by...

Hospital Waste Management in the Philippines

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
This study was designed to understand and document the waste management practices especially for toxic and hazardous waste in the health care sector. Specifically, it contains two case studies of tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila. These case studies...

Hospital Waste Fact Sheet by WWF

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The World Wide Fund (WWF) has published a series of key factsheets including one for Hospital Waste. The factsheet provides information on: Different Types of Hospital Waste Guidelines Practices of Improper Disposal Solutions...