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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.''

Alliance of Indian Wastepickers

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Alliance of Indian Wastepickers (AIW) is a national network of 35 organizations working with, and comprised of, informal recyclers, wastepickers and/or itinerant buyers. The AIW has a presence in 22 cities across India and focuses on peer support,...

Guidance Pack: Private Sector Participation in Municipal Solid Waste Management

posted on 29 September 2010 by Anonymous
In preparing this Guidance Pack for the World Bank, Sandra Cointreau-Levine provides a framework and a set of tools to assist local authorities in deciding whether to engage the private sector in the delivery of municipal solid waste services. This...

Solid Waste Management in Nepal

posted on 15 October 2010 by ihaenen
This paper, produced by Water Aid, provides an overview of a range of waste management related themes for the case of Nepal. The report presents information on the following topics: Integrated Solid Waste Management Waste Collection...

Recycling Guide for Citizens

posted on 20 October 2010 by Anonymous
The recycling guide provides useful information for non experts on waste recycling. The guide includes information on: Recycling at Home The Importance of Recycling How materials are recycled Where you can recycle Recycling Activities...

Innovative Use of Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
Vac from the Sea is a project initiated by home appliance maker Electrolux, aiming at raising awareness about the immediate need for the world to take better care of plastics and support the heroes that do. The project included collecting marine waste...

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...

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:...

Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The UNEP's Grid Arendal knowledge center has released a press article reporting on the status of marine litter in the marine environment at a global level, based on the findings of the International Coastal Clean-Up programme launched between 1989-...

Material Litter Prevention Communication Tools

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The United States Protection Agency provides a series of communication and training materials for the  children, students and teachers, with regards to marine litter prevention from oceans and coasts.