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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.


Key Facts on World's First Carbon Trading Based on a Composting Project

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
Waste Concern has published an interesting fact sheet about the first carbon credits from a composting project in Dhaka City in Bangladesh. The company created, WWR Bio Fertilizer Bangladesh Ltd., is a joint venture between Waste Concern and other...

Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The UNEP's Grid Arendal knowledge center has released a press article reporting on the status of marine litter in the marine environment at a global level, based on the findings of the International Coastal Clean-Up programme launched between 1989-...

Plastic Debris Rivers to Sea Project

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea Project is assessing and reducing sources of plastics and trash in urban runoff. The State Water Resources Control Board, through a Proposition 13 grant, provides the majority of the funding for the Project. The...

Assessment of the Marine Litter problem in the Baltic region

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
Helcom, the Helsinki Commission on Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, has launched a project, constisting of the first effort in the region to look into the scale of the marine litter problem, the availability of information and the...

Material Litter Prevention Communication Tools

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The United States Protection Agency provides a series of communication and training materials for the  children, students and teachers, with regards to marine litter prevention from oceans and coasts.

Waste Management at the Port of Rotterdam

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Local Beach Global Garbage portal presents a case study for the marine litter management approach at the port of Rotterdam. The port of Rotterdam has a very active waste collection business. The above weblink provides a video documentary on the...

Marine Debris Publications and Resources

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
At the Marine Debris Programme website you can have access to a considerable amount of interesting resources regarding marine debris.     The resources include: Brochures Fact sheets Poster/Placards Guidebooks Activity...

Marine Litter Publications and Resources

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
The North West Pacific Action Plan with its Data and Information Network Regional Activity Center, involving China, Korea, Japan and Russia provides access to different types of resources for marine litter management. The resources provided on the...

Pilot Marine Litter Programme

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
  The BCLME Marine Litter Programme assessed the current legal framework and ongoing programmes to reduce marine litter in the three BCLME countries (Namibia, South Africa and Angola), as well as raised awareness on the importance of the issue....

Manual para la definición de un modelo tarifario para la gestión municipal de residuos sólidos

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Competitiveness and Environment Program (CYMA), through its inter-institutional platform and within the framework of its work in identifying sustainable solid waste management systems for municipalities, has prepared a manual for the definition...