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...

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Ho Chi Minh City, Lessons learned

posted on 11 November 2011 by tatiana
An interesting presentation of the Municipal Solid Waste Management in Ho Chi Minh City and the lessons to be learned from this case. The presentation is one of the results of the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia) project.

Waste in Catia La Mar, Venezuela

posted on 15 October 2010 by verele
This photo was taken in Catia la Mar, Vargas, Venezuela. It is a medium-sized city where many live in unplanned urban settlements, with difficult accessibility for vehicles and even pedestrians have to negotiate steep stairscases to reach their houses...
Training materials

Start your Waste Recycling Business: A training Guide!

posted on 23 June 2010 by Anonymous
The International Labour Office has published a series of guides with the title '' Start your Waste Recycling Business '' in October 2007. The series comprises of three handbooks: 1. The Business Manual 2. The Business Plan...

Glass Packaging Institute

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Glass Packaging Institute provides information on collection and recovery best practices for glass materials. More information is provided on Glass Recycling and the Environment, on Community Glass Recycling and Cullet Processors.

Compositional Analysis of Kerbside Collected Small WEEE

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
  The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a report regarding an analysis of the composition of WEEE which is collected on kerbside. This report describes the dismantling of a large sample of small household WEEE items...

Quality Specifications for Collected Waste Plastic Packaging

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) together with BSI hasve developed a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) guide to help classify waste plastic. Publicly Available Specification (PAS) PAS 103 is a classification and grading system for the...

e-Waste Inventory in Thailand

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Inventory was produced by the Electrical and Electronics Institute of Thailand and aims at gathering information, establishing a database required to address the needs, and finding solutions for the environmentally sound management of used and end-...

The Payatas Dumpsite, the Philippines

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The above weblink presents a case-study on the informal sector activities around the Payatas dumpsite. Photos show all steps involved in the recovery of materials by waste pickers, from picking them up in the landfill till selling them to junkshops or...

Health and Safety Guidelines for Waste Picking

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
IPES Promoción del Desarrollo Sastenible, in Peru has published a health and safety guide addressing waste pickers and generally waste related professions. The guide is very well illustrated and provides useful and reader-friendly information...