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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.

News

The European Parliament votes in favour of almost Zero Waste for 2020!

posted on 28 June 2012 by Sameera
Today -24th May 2012- the European Parliament (EP) passed a resolution on a Resource Efficient Europe which, if implemented, could put the EU on the road for Zero Waste for 2020. http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/2012/05/the-european-parliament-votes-in-...

Bringing recycling to the Windhoek community

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
April 2009 A new initiative to encourage the Windhoek residents to recycle their waste has taken off in their community. Recycling stations placed in spots regularly visited make it easy to recycle their glass, metal, paper and plastic waste....

Ambitious recycling plan launched

posted on 6 July 2012 by Sameera
29 February 2012 The lanfill sites in Windhoek are filling rapidly but each resident can help by recycling their refuse. By recycling people are helping in putting valuable materials back into the manufacturing stream and this helps to reduce the...
Organisations

International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)

posted on 15 September 2009 by root
Sharing information and learning together with partners, IRC is committed to changing a world where 1 billion people lack access to safe water and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. Their work supports a variety of partners including...

Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) works with partners to prevent waste, promote recycling and develop markets for valuable products. WRAP works with the public providing information and tools that support recycling and reduces food waste....

Association of Compost Producers

posted on 23 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Association of Compost Producers (ACP) is a non-profit association of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the quality, value and amount of compost being used in California.  We do this by promoting activities and...

Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation

posted on 20 January 2011 by Anonymous
The Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation (HE.R.R.Co S.A.) was founded in December 2001 by industrial and commercial enterprises which, either supply packaged products to the Greek market, or manufacture different packaging items. The Central Union...

American Biogas Council

posted on 21 January 2011 by Anonymous
ABC is the first anaerobic digestion (AD) industry association in the United States that represents a full range of anaerobic digestion technologies and projects, including farm-based digesters, centralized facilities processing a variety of municipal...

Electronic Recyclers International

posted on 17 March 2011 by Anonymous
Electronic Recyclers International® is the largest electronics recycler in North America. ERI specializes in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic waste. ERI has the Highest Capacity and Most Technologically...

Aircraft Fleet Recycling

posted on 17 March 2011 by Anonymous
Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association is recognised as the leading global industry association dedicated to pursuing and promoting environmental best practice, regulatory excellence and sustainable developments in aircraft disassembly and recycling of...