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Information on Waste Management Practices

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 1999)

The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, ...

Waste management and well-being

There was the Industrial Revolution in Europe, followed by the Automobile Revolution in the early-to-mid 20th century. The Green and White ones followed after that in the Asian countries. The IT and telecom revolution has transformed lifestyles in the last two decades. After having nourished ourselves with the bounties of Mother Earth, it is time ...

Plastic Waste Management in India

Plastic waste is recycled in India in an “unorganized” way. 60% of the plastic-waste collected and segregated gets recycled back into materials for further processing into consumer products, while the balance is left unutilized. Regulations and legislations are being enforced in two States of India viz. Haryana and Himachal pradesh, while a ...

Management of Hazardous Wastes

by The World Bank  (Jan. 1, 1997)

' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either ...

Waste Management - Bulgaria

by Via Expo Ltd.  (Dec. 14, 2011)

Bulgaria is a country, that faces serious waste management challenges. The current infrastructure is old, fractional and insufficient. Addressing the issue constitutes a major priority for the Bulgarian government and the planned areas for development include the creation of regional waste disposal systems, as well as the ...

Waste Management Solutions for Business

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Jan. 12, 2014)

How to win the race for everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new technology, and especially the technology of conservation. This is not necessarily for any ideological reason, but because the people who manage water use better understand the economic incentives for adopting new ...

Waste management and environmental protection

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 18, 2009)

The general problem of waste disposal into the environment is reviewed and leads into a discussion of the necessity for the new professional area of waste management to be fostered. This profession would oversee and direct the reduction of waste generation, develop recycling schemes and markets for the utilisation of materials presently wasted, ...

Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been ...

Waste Management Overview

by U.S. Department of Energy - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  (Jan. 1, 1997)

Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has ...

Recycling and Waste-to-Energy in combination for sustainable waste management

by CEWEP - Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants e.V.  (Oct. 17, 2010)

More recycling and Waste-to-Energy (WtE) will reduce net Green House Gas emissions. This is the conclusion of several studies: The European Environment Agency states1:“Increased recovery of waste and diverting waste away from landfill play a key role in tackling the environmental impacts of increasing waste volumes. As recycling and ...

Waste composting as a component of ecological waste management in the Philippines

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

Ecological waste management (EWM) is a system of analyzing solid waste concerns and coming up with solutions that would not pose any harm to the environment. This would imply the use of technologies that are environmentally sound such as waste segregation, waste reduction at source, composting and recycling. Furthermore, this system ought to ...

What a waste: solid waste management in Asia

by ORBIT e.V.  (Jan. 2, 1999)

As urbanisation and economic development increases in Asia, nowhere is the impact more obvious than in society’s “detritus” or solid waste. Today, the urban areas of Asia produce about 760,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) per day, or approximately 2.7 million m3 per day. In 2025, this figure will increase to 1.8 million tonnes of waste ...

Knowledge management for radioactive waste management organisations

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 22, 2009)

Starting in 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) developed a guidance publication on knowledge management for radioactive waste management organisations. The publication is part of the IAEA Nuclear Energy Document Series at the level of Report. The purpose of the document was to provide guidance to the full range of decision makers ...

Sustainable management of household solid waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jul. 7, 2010)

In most countries, the majority of household solid waste is landfilled because of associated low capital, operation and maintenance costs. However, many existing landfills have exhausted their handling capacities and new facilities are faced with the problem of siting. Alternatives to traditional landfill practice are required to achieve ...

Vermicomposting technology for solid waste management

IntroductionAristotle called worms the “intestines of the earth” and stated that there may not be any other creature that has played so important a role in the history of life on earth. Earthworms constitute a large part of biomass (living bodies) inhabiting soil. In recent years efforts have been made to use the potential of earthworms in ...

Vopak Waste Management - Case Study

by regAction  (May 4, 2016)

Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment.  Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits.  Vopak is ...

Centralized Waste Management in the Utility Industry

by Enviance, Inc.  (Jan. 4, 2010)

Companies are struggling to manage and track their waste according to RCRA guidelines. But waste management has been an even greater challenge in the utility industry given the unpredictable and dispersed nature of waste generation in the utility sector. This white paper discusses the unique business challenges utilities face in managing and ...

Privatization of Solid Waste Management in Pakistan

The concept of waste management in the world is one of the most actual targets of humanity. The urban areas of Pakistan generates about 54850 tons of solid waste everyday or about 20 million tons per annum. According to estimates, about half of waste is left uncollected owing to inadequacy and inefficiency of the system. Proper solid waste ...

Guidelines for Hospital Waste Management in Pakistan

At present there is no Management of Hospital or Health care Waste anywhere in Pakistan. Although some good basic groundwork has been carried out in an attempt to bring about improvements, the situation remain deplorable and represents a grave health risk, not only to medical staff but also to general public. Hospitals, veterinary clinics, ...

The Changing Shape of the Waste Management Industry

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 9, 2013)

According to a recent interview conducted with Mike Walters, the waste and recycling manager for John Lewis, he highlighted his predictions for the waste management industry. In his talks on the future for the industry, he envisages a shift in resource efficiency and he predicts that in 20 years, there will be no such thing as “waste” ...

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