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Waste is a general term that can refer to the different materials it is made of or the sources it is produced from. The most common classification is per type of material - plastic, paper, glass, metal, organic etc-  or per type of source - municipal, industrial, hospital, agricultural etc.

The WastePortal offers you the opportunity to find information on waste using any of the two classifications.


Compost Quality Standards & Guidelines in America

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The report examines the history of compost appreciation,and particularly looks at the emerging awareness of the need to distinguish composts from other re-cycled wastes and common fertilizers. Without such distinguishing features, compost sales may lag...

Marketing Compost: A guide for Compost Producers in Low and Middle-Income Countries

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The guide describes a marketing approach to composting, and is intended to help compost producers run more viable initiatives by unlocking the value of their product. The handbook does not cover everything there is to know about marketing, but starts...

Plastic Waste: Options for Small Scale Recovery

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
WASTE advisers on urban environment and development have published a guide book on options for Small-Scale Resource Recovery for Plastic Waste. The book provides some initial guidelines for small-scale, low-technology options for mixed plastic waste...

Good Practices Guide on Waste Plastics Recycling: A guide by and for Local and Regional Authorities

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The guide seeks to bring together information from many sources to help L/RAs identify the practical issues associated with collecting and processing waste plastics, while identifying the approaches needed to manage and exploit these wastes in ways...

e-Waste Inventory in Thailand

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Inventory was produced by the Electrical and Electronics Institute of Thailand and aims at gathering information, establishing a database required to address the needs, and finding solutions for the environmentally sound management of used and end-...

Regional Recycling Backyard Composting Guide

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The guide provides all the useful information needed for backyard composting. It has been published by the Regional Recycling Group of California. The guide provides insights on the following issues: The Essentials of Successful Composting...

Start a Business: Vemi-Composting

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Department of Trade and Industry, thought the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development, of the Philippines has published a guide for starting your own vermi-compost business. Important information is provided with regards to:...

Recycling Plastics: Starting a Business

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
Practical Action has published a technical brief on plastics and recycling. The brief provides information on What are plastics? Why recycle plastics? Types of plastics Understanding your plastic recycling business Collection of...

Health Care Waste Management in Sri Lanka

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The report was one of the outcomes of the CORDAID project in Sri Lanka, after the Tsunami incident, for reconstruction and relief aid. Based on a request to the Central Environment Authority an assessment was made of the solid waste situation caused by...

Hospital Waste Management in the Philippines

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
This study was designed to understand and document the waste management practices especially for toxic and hazardous waste in the health care sector. Specifically, it contains two case studies of tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila. These case studies...