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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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Asian Guidelines of ISWM Assessment Methods

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
This guide makes clear how solid waste management (SWM) in Asian developing countries is influenced by the prevailing social, economic, institutional, legal, technical and environmental conditions, and points out the negative impacts of deficient...

Simplified Guide on Solid Waste Management in Asian Developing Countries

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
This guide attempts to make clear how solid waste management in Asian developing countries is influenced by the prevailing social, economic, institutional, legal, technical and environmental conditions, and points out the negative impacts of...

Current Research in Solid Waste Management in Asian Developing Countries

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
One of the deliverables of the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Solid Waste Management in Asia) project focuses on key stakeholders of solid waste management in the region. This includes research centres and analyzes research projects in the ISSOWAMA focus...

Dissemination of Waste-to-Energy Biogas Technologies from Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Systems

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
One of the products of the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Sustainable Management in Asia ) project is the workshop on "Dissemination of Waste-to-Energy Biogas Technologies from Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Systems". The workshop was...

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.

Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste: A Case study in South India

posted on 11 November 2011 by tatiana
The presentation available below describes the case of the initiatives towards Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste in South India. Used biotechnologies are assessed and cost calculations are made.

Construction and Operation of a Sanitary Landfill: Experience of Dhaka City Corporation

posted on 6 March 2012 by Anonymous
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) inaugurated the first ever sanitary landfill in Bangladesh at Matuail in October 2007. A dump site was transformed into a sanitary landfill. This was a very tough job and DCC succeeded very nicely. Now DCC is doing the...

Source Specific Quantification and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste: a Review

posted on 1 June 2012 by Anonymous
An interesting article for waste compositions and densities in different countries by Gawaikar and Deshpande. Municipal agencies manage municipal solid wastes from urban areas with the objectives of providing good sanitation facilities as also...

Instruments for Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Bostwana

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
Sustainable solid waste management is a strategy for achieving environmental quality in both the developed and the developing world. Environmental quality is a necessary condition for an increase in per capita welfare over time. The paper suggests...