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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.

Organisations

European Recovered Paper Association (ERPA)

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
Created in the early nineties under the name of WAPAC, ERPA aims at promoting the use and international trade of recovered paper for further production of recycled paper and cardboard. ERPA members are the national recovered paper federations of the...

Confederation of European Paper Industries

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a Brussels-based non-profit making organisation regrouping the European pulp and paper industry and championing this industry’s achievements and the benefits of its products. Its mission is...

European Plastics Converters

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
EuPC is the EU-level Trade Association, based in Brussels, representing European Plastics Converters. Plastics converters - sometimes called "Processors" - are the heart of the plastics industry. They manufacture plastics semi-finished and...

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is the national trade association representing companies who acquire, reprocess and sell the output of more than 90 percent of the post-consumer plastic processing capacity in North America. Its...

Association of Plastic Manufacturers in Europe

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Plastics Portal, created under the Association of Plastic Manufacturers in Europe, provides information on plastics as raw materials, on their use as well as on sustainability issues related to plastic waste recovery and recycling.

The Recycling Association

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
The Recycling Association is the trade association for independent waste paper processors and their equipment suppliers. The association was formed by a group of privately owned waste paper merchants in 1975 to promote and widen the use of recyclable...

Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
ISRI is the voice of the scrap recycling industry, an association of companies that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities.You can find useful information on e-Waste Recycling and Metal (ferrous and non ferrous recycling).

National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)

posted on 21 March 2011 by Anonymous
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) is the trade association for the PET plastic industry. We promote the introduction and use of PET packaging, facilitate the recycling of PET packaging, and communicate the attributes of the...

HELMEPA: Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
HELMEPA is the joint initiative of Greek seafarers and shipowners who declared in 1982 in Piraeus that they voluntarily undertake the responsibility to eliminate ship-generated marine pollution and enhance safety at sea. The Association provides a...

Local Beach Global Waste

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
Funded by the Lighthouse Foundation, the Local Beach Global Waste is an international information portal for marine litter. The website provides useful materials in Portugese, English and Dutch.