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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.

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Integrating Waste Pickers for Sustainable Recycling

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
This paper describes developments in waste collection and recycling that are taking place in Belo Horizonte City, in the south-east region of Brazil, where the Municipal Administration has integrated the waste pickers, as part of the separate...

Botswana’s Environmental Policy on Recycling

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
Recycling operations have become one of the primary strategies for waste management,worldwide. Especially, recycling operations are viewed as among the most effective techniques for reducing the amount of municipal solid waste disposed at landfill...

An Evaluation of waste management in Botswana: Achievements and Challenges

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
This paper examines some of the developments in waste management that are taking place in Botswana based on government documentation and other relevant work on the subject. It explores the main achievements the country has made and highlights on some...