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System Aspects

The ISWM concept distinguishes six aspects, or lenses, through which the existing waste system can be assessed and with which a new or expanded system can be planned. Those aspects are primarily:

Environmental & Health, Financial and Economic, Gender Aspects, Institutional, Political & Legal, Sociocultural, Technical

Below you can find all the available resources- events, organizations, pages, weblinks that related to the different waste system aspects.


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...

Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM)

posted on 23 June 2010 by Anonymous
  The Concept of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management. The core concept of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) has been developed out of experience, to address certain common problems with municipal waste management in low-and...

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...


posted on 24 June 2010 by Anonymous
What is Plastic Waste? For more information on what is plastic as a raw material and as waste can be found at the following links: Association of Plastic Manufactureurs in Europe: The European Plastics Converters: www....

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...

National Waste Strategy 2008-2020, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

posted on 25 June 2010 by Anonymous
The new Waste Strategy for the Former Yogoslav Republic of Macedonia has been published in 2008 and can be downloaded from this portal. For more information on the waste practices in the country you can visit the page of the Macedonian Ministry of...

National Waste Management Plan 2008, Turkey

posted on 25 June 2010 by Anonymous
The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Forestry has published in 2008 the ''National Waste Management Plan'' for the country. The plan is prepared considering the whole country and does not involve planning at regional level...

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Development

posted on 7 July 2010 by Anonymous
Background The PPP-ISWM initiative is a 4 year programme implemented by the UNDP Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD) in partnership with the Dutch NGO WASTE Advisers on Urban Environment and Development of Gouda, the...

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,...