Languages

Home System Aspects

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.

Weblinks

Story of Stuff

posted on 12 July 2010 by verele
An interesting video explaining materials cycle. The Story of Stuff was launched online on December 4, 2007 and is a big success.

Toxics Link

posted on 12 July 2010 by verele
Toxics Link has unique expertise in the areas of hazardous, medical and municipal wastes, as well as in specific issues such as the international waste trade, and the emerging issues of pesticides and POPs.

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 EUROPA Legislation Summary

posted on 21 July 2010 by Anonymous
  The specific weblink will provide you a summarised view of all e-Waste related legislation that stems from the European Union.

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.

Methods for Sampling and Testing Recovered Paper

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Clean Washington Center has put together a set of methods for sampling and resting recovered paper, everything from estimating water moisture to classification of fibre length.

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: www.theplasticsexchange.com