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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.


The Entrepreneur's Guide to Computer Recycling

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
  UNESCO has launched a free practical guide to computer recycling for entrepreneurs and project sponsors together with French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO.... for California

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The state of California, in the USA has launched in 2004 an online platform for e-Waste recycling. The website provides useful information and guidance to the citizens, the recyclers and the manufacturers. The website is also available in Spanish.

Aluminium Dross Recycling

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The worldwide aluminium industry produces nearly five million tonnes of furnace waste each year. Known as dross, the residual waste material is produced from any process in which aluminium is melted, and is left behind after conventional recycling has...

Paper University

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Paper University provides information on paper and paper recycling by using a series of interactive tools. Amongst the questions addressed the following are included: How is paper recycled? How are Corrugated Boxes made? How much paper...

Practical Guidance on the Use of Urine in Crop Production

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The book gives practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production as a vital component of sustainable crop production and sanitation systems. The book also includes guidance on how to start activities that will facilitate the introduction of...

Decentralised Composting for Cities of Low and Middle Income Countries

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The book Decentralised Composting for Cities of Low- and Middle-Income Countries - A User's Manual describes approaches and methods of composting on neighborhood level in small-and middle-scale plants. It considers issues of waste collection,...

Quality Specifications for Collected Waste Plastic Packaging

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) together with BSI hasve developed a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) guide to help classify waste plastic. Publicly Available Specification (PAS) PAS 103 is a classification and grading system for the...

Market Report on the Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Sectors in Ireland

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
The InterTradeIreland has published in 2009 a market report on composting and anaerobic digetion sector in Ireland. The report shows the issues and challenges in the sectors, but also the opportunities to develop cross-border trading of compost and...

Organic Waste Publications

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
WASTE advisers on urban environment and development provide for free, a wide range of publications regarding the organic waste fraction. Amongst others, the following are included: Fact Sheet on Anaerobic Digestion The Organic Waste Flow in...

Organic Waste Recycling

posted on 22 September 2010 by Anonymous
  Practical Action has published a technical guide on organic waste recycling. The guide presents a summary of organic waste types, sources and methods of processing. The guide is available on line and for free.