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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...

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,...

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...

Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste: A Case study in South India

posted on 11 November 2011 by tatiana
The presentation available below describes the case of the initiatives towards Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste in South India. Used biotechnologies are assessed and cost calculations are made.

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...

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. 

Waste Paper Composite Index

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Composite Index is derived from current spot market prices originating from the Inter-Continental Paper Exchange (IPE).

Plastic Resin Prices

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The plastics today website provides day-to-day information on prices of plastics of all most commonly traded resins. Prices of plastic resins can also be found on The Plastics Exchange website: Prices for Recovered Materials

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
Letsrecycle provides accurate and up-to-date information on UK prices of recovered materials, in particular plastic, paper, organics, glass, wood, textiles and metals.

Market Reports for Recovered Materials in the UK

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a series of market situation reports providing in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different...