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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.

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Innovative Use of Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
Vac from the Sea is a project initiated by home appliance maker Electrolux, aiming at raising awareness about the immediate need for the world to take better care of plastics and support the heroes that do. The project included collecting marine waste...

Technologies for Recycling Plastic Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
This booklet was prepared by NOWPAP CEARAC within the framework of the Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, in recognition of the benefits of plastic waste recycling. Its purpose is to introduce the existing and developing plastic recycling...

Public Awareness Brochure for Marine Litter

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
The UNEP through its programme Regional Seas, has published a pamphlet titled: " What can we do about marine litter?" in order to raise public awareness and sensitize the public on marine litter issues.

Tackling the Marine Debris in the 21st Century

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
A brief report from the National Academies on how to deal with the issue of marine debris discarded from ships and other ocaen based activities.

Plastic Marine Pollution

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting presentation on marine pollution caused from plastic litter in the coast as well as off-shore. The article is enriched with impresive pictures from different places around the world.

Developing a Support Structure to Turn Waste into a Resource: Strategic Analysis

posted on 28 January 2011 by Anonymous
A strategic assessment based on the Integated Solid Waste Management approach is presented for the city of Nairobi. A short presentation on how to integrate ISWM principles into strategy formulation.

A whirlwind tour of issues relating to household waste and composting: A teacher's guide

posted on 28 January 2011 by Anonymous
Waste Watch, a UK based charity organization has published a four pager teacher's guide which provides basic information for composting and household waste, addressing primary years and secondary years. A selective country overview is also...

Marine Debris Program, United States

posted on 10 February 2011 by Anonymous
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration) Marine Debris Program (MDP) serves as a centralized marine debris capability within NOAA in order to coordinate, strengthen, and increase the visibility of marine debris issues and...

Hotel made of Rubbish, Madrid, Spain

posted on 16 February 2011 by Anonymous
An innovative use of marine litter is demonstrated by the German artist Ha Schult, who built a five-bedroom hotel in the central Plaza de Callao as part of the city's hosting of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur). For more information...

Summaries of EU Legislation for Waste Management

posted on 17 March 2011 by Anonymous
The EUROPA website provides a uselful summary of all main legislative documents or provisions for waste management practices. The information is provided classified into different categories including: General Framework Hazardous Waste Waste...