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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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Screening Tool for Sustainability Assessment: Case of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Nonthaburi, Thailand

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
In this study an assessment tool aiming at evaluating case studies on solid waste management from Asian developing countries, which was developed under the Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia (ISSOWAMA) Project, funded by the...

Asian Guidelines of ISWM Assessment Methods

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
This guide makes clear how solid waste management (SWM) in Asian developing countries is influenced by the prevailing social, economic, institutional, legal, technical and environmental conditions, and points out the negative impacts of deficient...

Thematic Panel Discussion on Municipal, Healthcare and Industrial waste in Philippines

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
The first Thematic Panel Discussion on "Promoting Sustainable Solid Waste Management Practices in Asia" within ISSOWAMA project took place in November, 2010 in Manila, the Philippines. During the four-day event (Novmber 23rd -...

Dissemination of Waste-to-Energy Biogas Technologies from Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Systems

posted on 10 November 2011 by tatiana
One of the products of the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Sustainable Management in Asia ) project is the workshop on "Dissemination of Waste-to-Energy Biogas Technologies from Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management Systems". The workshop was...

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Ho Chi Minh City, Lessons learned

posted on 11 November 2011 by tatiana
An interesting presentation of the Municipal Solid Waste Management in Ho Chi Minh City and the lessons to be learned from this case. The presentation is one of the results of the ISSOWAMA (Integrated Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Asia) project.

Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste: A Case study in South India

posted on 11 November 2011 by tatiana
The presentation available below describes the case of the initiatives towards Decentralised Anaerobic Treatment of Market Waste in South India. Used biotechnologies are assessed and cost calculations are made.

Towards Sustainable Municipal Organic Waste Management in South Asia: A Guidebook for Policy Makers and Practitioners

posted on 23 April 2012 by Anonymous
This report was produced under the Australian Agency for International Development- supported regional technical assistance for the Development Partnership Program for South Asia. The primary objective of the technical assistance project was to...

Guidelines for Contracting Solid Waste Management Services to Micro Enterprises

posted on 23 April 2012 by Anonymous
This document is a tool-kit for the  development of a solid waste management public pricvate partnership for Micro-Enterprises. It provides the guidelines for contracting Solid Waste Management Services to Micro Enterprises. It has been produced...

La Participation de la Communaute a la Gestion des Dechets Solides a Burkina Faso: Collecte des Ordure Menageres a Ouagadougou

posted on 1 June 2012 by Anonymous
Le rapport est basé sur le projet UWEP de WASTE en cooperation avec le CREPA á Ouagadougou en 1997. Le rapport presente les resultats d'une approache participative d'analyse du systéme de gestion des déchets y...

Source Specific Quantification and Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste: a Review

posted on 1 June 2012 by Anonymous
An interesting article for waste compositions and densities in different countries by Gawaikar and Deshpande. Municipal agencies manage municipal solid wastes from urban areas with the objectives of providing good sanitation facilities as also...