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Waste Trends

The world is changing rapidly, and so do waste management systems and the discussions about the role and relevance of waste management. New themes around solid waste management gain more and more attention and they gradually form trends in the sector. The WastePortal is trying to follow those trends and provide you with access to related information. Among those trends we have identified the following:

Climate Change, Infromal Sector,Indicators, Public Private Partnerships, Sustainable Financing

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


Benchmark Indicators for Solid Waste Management: India

posted on 5 June 2012 by Anonymous
In the urban sector , there were number of performance indicators related to urban management and service delivery that were defined, measured and reported in the past. But these indicators failed to improve the performance delivery in Urban Local...

Indicators and Solid Waste Management: El Salvador

posted on 5 June 2012 by Anonymous
Using indicators in solid waste management, El Salvador. The manual "Instrumento de Autoevaluación: Manejo Integral de Residuos Sólidos en la Gestión Municipal" presents practical guidelines on how public authorities can...

Video with Catadores: Waste Pickers in Gramacho,Brasil

posted on 13 June 2012 by Anonymous
Beyond Gramacho reveals the socio-economic and environmental conditions, struggles and opportunities that are present in informal resource recovery. Over 1,800 Catadores work day and night at the landfill and neighboring recycling cooperatives,...

Dialogue on Sustainable Financing of Recycling: Consumer Packaging

posted on 28 June 2012 by Anonymous
The Dialogue on Sustainable Financing of Recycling of Packaging at the Municipal Level was a multi-stakeholder, cross-sector dialogue convened by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the request of several state government agencies and other...

Appraisal of solid waste collection following private sector involvement in Dar es Salaam city, Tanzania

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
This paper presents findings of a study, which was carried out in Dar es Salaam city to assess postprivatisation of solid waste collection and disposal. Prior to the assessment, fieldwork studies indicated that current solid waste generation rate in...

National Waste Management Strategy Implementation : Recycling, South Africa

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
The Recycling Component of the National Waste Management Strategy Implementation (NWMSI) Project aims to develop a realistic and practical approach to increase and extend recycling in South Africa. Provision is made within this component for the...

WIEGO Working Paper Series

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
The WIEGO Working Paper Series is part of a new Publication Series. The working papers feature research that makes either an empirical or theoretical contribution to existing knowledge about the informal economy. Particular attention is paid to policy-...

SAARC Workshop on Solid Waste Management

posted on 24 August 2012 by Sameera
This country paper addresses key aspects of solid waste management in Bangladesh such as solid waste generation in urban areas, institutional arrangements, legal frameworks as well as technologies and methods used for waste recycling, treatment and...