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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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Plastipedia

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The British Plastics Federation provides an online inclusive and detailed encyclopedia for plastics. Plastic Processes, bio-based and degradable plastics, plastics standards and other information is provided on plastipedia.  

Glass Packaging Institute

posted on 15 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Glass Packaging Institute provides information on collection and recovery best practices for glass materials. More information is provided on Glass Recycling and the Environment, on Community Glass Recycling and Cullet Processors.

Scrap Specification Circular by ISRI

posted on 20 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has published "The Scrap Specifications Circular",that provides guidelines for buying and selling a variety of processed scrap commodities, including ferrous, nonferrous, paper, plastics,...

Compositional Analysis of Kerbside Collected Small WEEE

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
  The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a report regarding an analysis of the composition of WEEE which is collected on kerbside. This report describes the dismantling of a large sample of small household WEEE items...

Market Reports for Recovered Materials in the UK

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a series of market situation reports providing in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different...

Glass Recycling Information Sheet

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Waste Online provides answers to the following questions with regards to glass recycling: Why bother? What you can do? How's, what's and where's of recycling glass? Sources of Further Information What the law says?

Glass Recycling in the UK

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
Glass Recycling UK Ltd are the UK's largest independent glass recycling company. Collecting 1000's of tonnes of glass bottles and jars every week and processing them into glass cullet. Following the weblink you can find many useful...

Compost Calculator

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The calculator allows you to see the financial values of the key nutrients N, P and K present in compost and biofertiliser, when compared with inorganic fertilisers. The values are based on the typical total nutrient contents of composts and...

Waste Glass as a Construction Material

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The weblink presents users' guidelines for byproducts and secondary use materials in pavement construction.

ABCD Classification of Recycled Paper

posted on 21 September 2010 by Anonymous
The recycled paper supplies company provides information on the ABCD recycled paper classification system.