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Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) by the World Health Organisation

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The World Health Organisation provides online a set of tools for understanding and managing healthcare waste. Information is provided on related risks, news, policies, training materials, costs for setting up a waste treatment activity and on other...

Hazardous Waste- Resource Recovery: Existing Practices

posted on 8 October 2010 by Anonymous
This document describes how hazardous wastes are recovered and reprocessed by informal small-scale enterprises. It is intended primarily for non-governmental organizations that support small entrepreneurs in the improvement of economic, environmental...

Solid Waste Management Publication by UNEP

posted on 19 January 2011 by Anonymous
This Publication looks at the use of technologies that are environmentally sound for managing municipal solid wastes in developing countries. It is designed as a sourcebook on solid waste management, covering a multitude of topics including the...

Municipal Strategy for Solid Waste Management, Suffolk, UK

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
The Suffolk Waste Partnership (SWP) is the group of Councils in Suffolk that collect and dispose of the County’s municipal waste. The SWP comprises of all seven District and Borough Councils (Waste Collection Authorities) as well as the County...

Tackling the Marine Debris in the 21st Century

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
A brief report from the National Academies on how to deal with the issue of marine debris discarded from ships and other ocaen based activities.

Plastic Marine Pollution

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting presentation on marine pollution caused from plastic litter in the coast as well as off-shore. The article is enriched with impresive pictures from different places around the world.

Regional Solid Waste Management Project in METAP Mashreq and Maghreb Countries

posted on 24 January 2011 by Anonymous
Financed by European  Commission EU in 2002; IBRD, WB, ANPE, MEDCITIES and GTZ-ERM-GKW implemented a solid waste management project. The main objective is to promote the adoption of sustainable integrated waste management practices through:...

A whirlwind tour of issues relating to household waste and composting: A teacher's guide

posted on 28 January 2011 by Anonymous
Waste Watch, a UK based charity organization has published a four pager teacher's guide which provides basic information for composting and household waste, addressing primary years and secondary years. A selective country overview is also...

Green Pack Online

posted on 27 June 2012 by Sameera
The Green Pack is a multimedia environmental education kit for teaching children between the ages of 11 and 14 about environmental protection and sustainable development. The Green Pack is primarily intended for teachers and pupils in European schools...

Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill

posted on 3 July 2012 by Sameera
Minimum Requirements for Waste Disposal by Landfill, addresses landfill classification, and the siting, investigation, design operation and monitoring of landfill sites. In the landfill classification system, a landfill is classified in terms of...