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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.


Bureau of International Recycling

posted on 23 March 2011 by Anonymous
Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 750 member companies from the private sector and 40 national associations in more than 70 countries....

Association Debrouille Compganie

posted on 9 September 2011 by Anonymous
Née en 2002, l’association Débrouille Compagnie fédère des artistes et artisans du monde entier qui créent, à partir de déchets, des œuvres utilitaires ou décoratives. L'association poursuit 3 objectifs complémentaires : P...

RELAC: Regional Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Electronic Waste

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
Relac is the regional Latin American and Caribbean platform for electronic waste. For more information in Spanish you can visit the following weblink.

Disaster Waste Recovery

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
Disaster Waste Recovery provides immediate debris recovery and solid waste management assistance following natural disasters and complex emergencies. We have the resources to find and bring expertise from a wide range of people and specialists.

Association of Organics Recycling

posted on 12 January 2012 by Anonymous
The Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR) is the United Kingdom's membership organisation committed to the sustainable management of biodegradable resources. It promotes the benefits of composting, digestion, and other biological treatment...

CEWEP: Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants

posted on 7 June 2012 by Anonymous
CEWEP (Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants) represents about 363 Waste-to-Energy Plants across Europe. They thermally treat household and similar waste that remains after waste prevention, reuse and recycling by generating energy from it....

E-Waste Alliance

posted on 18 June 2012 by Anonymous
The e-Waste Alliance is a non-profit organisation which helps to coordinate responsible management ofthe entire electronic waste (e-waste) stream in a one-stop shop format. E-Waste Alliance provides a constructive solution to the problems associated...


posted on 24 June 2010 by Anonymous
What is Plastic Waste? For more information on what is plastic as a raw material and as waste can be found at the following links: Association of Plastic Manufactureurs in Europe: The European Plastics Converters: www....

Aluminium Waste

posted on 24 June 2010 by Anonymous
What is Aluminium Waste ? Aluminium is a very expensive non ferrous metal and can therefore produce high incomes for recycling schemes. Alumium waste is produced primarily from two main streams, the production lines of aluminium industry and the...

Paper Waste

posted on 18 March 2011 by Anonymous
Paper waste? The Center for Paper Business & Industry Studies: The International Council of Forest & Paper Associations: European Recovered Paper Association: Confederation of European...