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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.

Events

The ISWA World Solid Waste Congress

posted on 3 July 2012 by Sameera
ATIA-ISWA ITALIA, the National Member of ISWA for Italy, is proud to organise the World Solid Waste Congress 2012 in the City of Florence, from Monday September 17th to Wednesday September 19th 2012. During the three days of this Congress you can...

The 2012 Canadian Waste Sector Symposium

posted on 20 July 2012 by Sameera
The 2012 Canadian Waste Sector Symposium is a national focal point for waste management and waste managers in the public & private sectors across Canada and from around the world.  It will serve as a forum for the discussion of waste sector...

Miniwaste Final Conference

posted on 20 July 2012 by Sameera
The Miniwaste final conference will take place in Rennes (France) during the European Week for Waste Reduction. This one-and-a-half day event held in French and English will exhibit the results of the project and highlight efficient bio-waste...
News

UK's Premier Business Waste Exchange

posted on 14 April 2012 by Anonymous
The Cheltenham Borough Council via its Business Pride Grant Scheme has launched an online scrap shop for a variety of materials such as plastic, paper, rubber, building materials, oils, pallets, packadging materials etc. It is a free online...

The European Parliament votes in favour of almost Zero Waste for 2020!

posted on 28 June 2012 by Sameera
Today -24th May 2012- the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on a Resource Efficient Europe which, if implemented, could put the EU on the road for Zero Waste for 2020. http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/2012/05/the-european-parliament-votes-in-...

Bank Loan Secures Recycling Jobs in Namibia

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
29 March 2011 Namibian recycling company, Wilco Recycling, which compacts material for export to South Africa, has received a business loan from the Development Bank of Namibia. The company collects bottles and cans, crushing and baling them for...

Bringing recycling to the Windhoek community

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
April 2009 A new initiative to encourage the Windhoek residents to recycle their waste has taken off in their community. Recycling stations placed in spots regularly visited make it easy to recycle their glass, metal, paper and plastic waste....

Ambitious recycling plan launched

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
29 February 2012 The lanfill sites in Windhoek are filling rapidly but each resident can help by recycling their refuse. By recycling people are helping in putting valuable materials back into the manufacturing stream and this helps to reduce the...
Organisations

Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) works with partners to prevent waste, promote recycling and develop markets for valuable products. WRAP works with the public providing information and tools that support recycling and reduces food waste....

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Northeast Recycling Council is comprised of ten U.S.A. states, which are united for environmentally sustainable materials' management. NERC's mission is to advance an environmentally sustainable economy by promoting source and toxicity...