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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.


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...

Market Reports for Recovered Materials in the UK

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a series of market situation reports providing in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different...

Glass Recycling Information Sheet

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste Online provides answers to the following questions with regards to glass recycling: Why bother? What you can do? How's, what's and where's of recycling glass? Sources of Further Information What the law says?

Glass Recycling in the UK

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Glass Recycling UK Ltd are the UK's largest independent glass recycling company. Collecting 1000's of tonnes of glass bottles and jars every week and processing them into glass cullet. Following the weblink you can find many useful...

CalRecycle: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
CalRecycle is the new home of California’s recycling and waste reduction efforts. Officially known as the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle is a new department within the California Natural Resources Agency and...

Compost Calculator

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The calculator allows you to see the financial values of the key nutrients N, P and K present in compost and biofertiliser, when compared with inorganic fertilisers. The values are based on the typical total nutrient contents of composts and...

Waste Glass as a Construction Material

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The weblink presents users' guidelines for byproducts and secondary use materials in pavement construction.

ABCD Classification of Recycled Paper

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The recycled paper supplies company provides information on the ABCD recycled paper classification system.  

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Computer Recycling

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
  UNESCO has launched a free practical guide to computer recycling for entrepreneurs and project sponsors together with French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO....

Implementation Guide for Small Business Recycling Cooperatives

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
Cooperatives can provide small businesses convenient and affordable access to recycling services. With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under the President’s Climate Change Action Plan, the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC...