Waste Production Books

  • Waste Management and The Environment IV

    Waste generation is rapidly becoming one of the key problems of the modern world, due to the increasing waste generation rate as well as the complexity of waste composition. Damage to the environment caused by poor waste management can be avoided by implementing environmentally sensitive waste management techniques. Nevertheless, regardless of ...

  • Waste Market Overview & Outlook 2007

    The Waste Market Overview examines the industry top to bottom covering waste generation, collection, processing, recovery and disposal by revenue and volume. The report details the relationship of past and future pricing to capacity and demand for disposal, and shows the increasing role of the private sector. Waste equipment and the emerging ...

  • Making Peace with the Earth: What Future for the Human Species and the Planet?

    We now know that the human species, the planet and civilization may very well be mortal. Our 'business-as-usual' approach to environment issues and in political will threatens to ruin us. Without immediate action to combat global warming, we face losing 5 to 20 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Our very biosphere is in jeopardy: ...

  • Recycling in Textiles

    An increasing amount of waste is generated each year from textiles and their production. For economic and environmental reasons, it is necessary that as much of this waste as possible is recycled instead of being disposed of in landfill sites. In reality the rate of textile recycling is still relatively low. On average approximately 10 million ...

  • High Tech Trash

    The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie ...

  • Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perspective

    Describing the current status of mining practice in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perpective provides a definition of sustainable mining, and generally describes the international sustainable mining practices since 1992. It focuses on such issues as the large volume of waste generated during mining, mine ...

  • Basic Hazardous Waste Management, Third Edition

    This third edition updates and expands the material presented in the best-selling first and second editions of Basic Hazardous Waste Management. It covers health and safety issues affecting hazardous waste workers, management and regulation of radioactive and biomedical/infectious wastes, as well as current trends in technologies. While the topics ...

  • Cleaner Production: A Guide to Sources of Information

    The booklet presents a number of information sources that can be of assistance in obtaining further information about cleaner production.Cleaner Production has been acknowledged as the preferred strategy to achieve efficient use of natural resources and to prevent pollution. However, obtaining information on cleaner production can be a challenging ...

  • By-product Synergy: A strategy for Sustainable development

    By-product synergy is the synergy among diverse industries, agriculture and communities resulting in profitable conversion of by-products and wastes to resources promoting sustainability. Based on the experiences of the members of BCSD-Gulf of Mexico, and case studies, this primer provides examples of how companies have increased their ...

  • Earthquake Waste Symposium; Osaka 12-13 June 1995 - Proceedings: IETC Technical Publication Series 2

    Earthquake Waste Symposium Osaka, 12-13 June 1995 - Proceedings. In the aftermath of the Japanese Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, a symposium provided guidance on the management of large quantities of demolition wastes generated by natural disasters. The proceedings of this symposium -- organized by the Japan Waste Management Consultant Association ...

  • Cleaner Production in China

    This publication summarizes a remarkable story of successful cooperation between international organizations, national and local government agencies, and local industries which has led to substantial reductions in pollution and waste in a number of Chinese enterprisesEven more importantly, it has put in place a national system, complete with ...

  • Managing Wastes In Merger Conditions: Optimizing Systems

    This document identifies useful strategies for making waste management decisions under merger conditions. It specifically focuses on optimizing waste systems for cost, compliance safety, and recycling of wastes. When multiple organizations consolidate, waste generation from many sites are best managed consistently, cost effectively, and ...

  • An Ounce Of Prevention: Waste Reduction Strategies For Healthcare Facilities

    This book will illustrate a basic, but comprehensive, approach to implementing waste reduction and recycling strategies in health care facilities. Definitions will be given to terms in waste management world. Learn how to cut costs, improve productivity and understand the waste management ...

  • Guidebook for Hospital Waste Reduction & An Ounce of Prevention

    Complete Set These are both popular books sold at a special discount price. Catalog no. WS-057038 This companion guide to An Ounce of Prevention provides you with tools, guidelines and information to help you navigate through the regulatory and financial maze, associated with establishing a waste-management program for your facilities. 1996, 109 ...

  • Geotechnical Practice For Waste Disposal

    This book is a comprehensive and authoritative review of the current state of practice for geotechnical specialists working on waste disposal problems. It provides background on general principles, such as contaminant migration in soil, and specific guidelines for analysis and design of new waste containment facilities, waste extraction ...

  • Environmental Chemistry

    Environmental issues are growing in importance to the most important political, social, legal, and economic decisions. The book presents chemical analyses of our most pressing waste, pollution, and resource problems for the undergraduate or graduate student. The distinctive holistic approach provides both a solid ground in theory, as well as a ...

  • API RP 5A3 Standard for Exploration & Production

    This International Standard provides requirements, recommendations and methods for the testing of thread compounds intended for use on threaded casing, tubing, and line pipe connections; and for thread compounds intended for use on rotary shouldered connections. The tests outlined are used to evaluate the critical performance properties and ...

  • Environmental Chemistry

    Environmental issues are growing in importance to the most important political, social, legal, and economic decisions. The book presents chemical analyses of our most pressing waste, pollution, and resource problems for the undergraduate or graduate student. The distinctive holistic approach provides a solid ground in theory as well as a ...

  • The Waste Market

    The Waste Market undertakes the interesting task of examining the creative ways in which a handful of European countries, namely Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, have managed their waste collection market. For instance, the Netherlands experimented a lot with competition and different types of ownership. It shows that ...

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