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All waste system elements should be looked upon as being stages in the movement, or flow, of materials from the mining stage, via processing, production and consumption stage towards final treatment and disposal. A waste management system is a combination of several stages in the management of the flow of materials within the city and the region. A waste management plan is part of an integrated materials management strategy, in which the city makes deliberate and normative decisions about how materials should flow. The waste elements then become specific tactics to deal with specific materials after they have been consumed. Those elements include:

Prevention, Reuse, Generation, Source Separation, Recovery, Collection, Transfer, Recycling, Treatment, Disposal

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


ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy and Packaging Waste in Developing Countries

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
ISWA Beacon Conference's goal is to promote exchange of knowledge and experience from the field of strategic waste management planning and enhancement of communication between target groups in identifying and solving current environmental problems...

The ISWA Solid Waste World Congress

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
During the three days of this Congress you can meet academics presenting cutting edge research; scientists; government administrators and decision makers; representatives of the world’s largest companies in the waste sector, and many other...

Solid Waste Management Forum

posted on 6 March 2012 by Anonymous
Key Topics to be presented in the forum: Dealing with waste in the EU: a general outlook Reviewing EU waste management policy Experience and knowledge from leading and emerging markets (governmental insight) Combating the waste ...

World Cleanup 2012: Let's clean the world together

posted on 16 April 2012 by Anonymous
World Cleanup 2012 In 2012, from 24th of March until 25th of September, a series of cleanups will sweep over the globe, touching all continents and bringing together millions of people who will be cleaning up their homes. Right at this moment we...

International 9th ASA Recycling Days

posted on 16 April 2012 by Anonymous
International 9th ASA Recycling Days The International ASA Recycling Days are a biennial conference on Mechanical-Biological Treatment (MBT) of waste, organised by the German association of MBT operators (ASA). Presenting the practical experience...

Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) Congress

posted on 7 June 2012 by Sameera
CEWEP will be celebrating its 10th Birthday at its 6th Congress which will focus on Waste-to-Energy’s contribution to Energy & Resource Efficiency.   The Congress will provide a forum to hear from experts and exchange experience on...

4th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste

posted on 7 June 2012 by Anonymous
The aim of the Venice 2012 Symposium is to focus on the advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields. The previous edition of the Symposium, held in 2010, was...

Energy from Waste

posted on 14 June 2012 by Sameera
Targets set by the European Landfill Directive state that England and Wales must landfill no more than 8 million tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste by 2012/2013 and 5.5 million tonnes by 2019/2020. Currently 30.9 million tonnes of municipal...

3rd Annual Waste Management Middle East Forum

posted on 14 June 2012 by Sameera
The waste management market is set to enter an exciting phase in the Middle East region. Countries in this region are experiencing phenomenal growth together with an increase in the amount of waste being generated in the city. With the current...

XII International Congress on Final Solid Wastes Disposition and Environmental Perspectives

posted on 27 June 2012 by Sameera
The Congress was created as a room of convergence for the encounter, knowledge and exchange of experiences and technologies aimed to find solutions on the proper handling and disposal of waste with the participation of national and international...