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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.


Hospital Waste Fact Sheet by WWF

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The World Wide Fund (WWF) has published a series of key factsheets including one for Hospital Waste. The factsheet provides information on: Different Types of Hospital Waste Guidelines Practices of Improper Disposal Solutions...

Healthcare Waste Management (HCWM) by the World Health Organisation

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The World Health Organisation provides online a set of tools for understanding and managing healthcare waste. Information is provided on related risks, news, policies, training materials, costs for setting up a waste treatment activity and on other...

Construction and Demolition Waste by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The US EPA provides online many useful information and resources for construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Among others  a wide range of C&D materials reduction techniques, such as reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy are described.

Hazardous Waste- Resource Recovery: Existing Practices

posted on 8 October 2010 by Anonymous
This document describes how hazardous wastes are recovered and reprocessed by informal small-scale enterprises. It is intended primarily for non-governmental organizations that support small entrepreneurs in the improvement of economic, environmental...

Solid Waste Management in Nepal

posted on 15 October 2010 by ihaenen
This paper, produced by Water Aid, provides an overview of a range of waste management related themes for the case of Nepal. The report presents information on the following topics: Integrated Solid Waste Management Waste Collection...

Municipal Waste Generation Outlook for OECD countries

posted on 18 October 2010 by Anonymous
The European Environmental Agency provides projections for municipal solid waste generation from 1980-2030 for the OECD countries.

Florida's Online Composting Center

posted on 20 October 2010 by Anonymous
The page provides useful tutorials on what is composting  and how to do home composting. It also provides useful information on composting bins and a series of links for more information on the topic.

The Compost Tumbler

posted on 20 October 2010 by Anonymous
The web page presents a detailed analysis of the tumbler composter, an innovative type of composting bin that rotates, together with the different types of tumbling composters that exist and helps you understand which is the best type for your home...

Waste Paper Recycle Network

posted on 20 October 2010 by Anonymous
For current prices for different grades of paper. 

Waste Maps and Graphics

posted on 20 October 2010 by Anonymous
GRID-Arendal, the collaborating centre of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), publishes illustrations on various aspects of waste. The illustrations have primarily been prepared in cooperation with the Basel Convention...