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The world is changing rapidly, and so do waste management systems and the discussions about the role and relevance of waste management. New themes around solid waste management gain more and more attention and they gradually form trends in the sector. The WastePortal is trying to follow those trends and provide you with access to related information. Among those trends we have identified the following:

Climate Change, Infromal Sector,Indicators, Public Private Partnerships, Sustainable Financing

Below you can find all the available resources- events, organizations, pages, weblinks- that relate to the different waste related trends.


The ISWA Solid Waste World Congress

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
During the three days of this Congress you can meet academics presenting cutting edge research; scientists; government administrators and decision makers; representatives of the world’s largest companies in the waste sector, and many other...

DAKOFA/ISWA:Waste & Climate Conference Copenhagen, Denmark

posted on 16 April 2012 by Anonymous
In a time where resource efficiency and increased recycling is on the agenda, DAKOFA/ISWA hosts a conference on waste management in a climate change perspective. The competition for the valuable and critical resources in waste is becoming increasingly...

Less waste, more resources: Re-use and the informal sector in Europe

posted on 16 April 2012 by Anonymous
In the Waste Framework Directive 2008 a new waste hierarchy is implemented introducing preparation for re-use as a new important topic. It is recommended that if possible and ecologically advantageous over the whole life cycle waste ...

Multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on E-waste management

posted on 3 July 2012 by Sameera
IETC will organize a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on E-waste management from 18 to 20 July 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The policy dialogue between Governments and the private sector, with inputs from intergovernmental organizations, academia and...

GPWM Biennium Conference

posted on 3 July 2012 by Sameera
The biennium conference for the GPWM will take place on 5 and 6 November in Osaka, Japan. This conference will bring together stakeholders from governments, civil society, academia, the private sector and the international development community to...

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Sustainable Development

posted on 7 July 2010 by Anonymous
Background The PPP-ISWM initiative is a 4 year programme implemented by the UNDP Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD) in partnership with the Dutch NGO WASTE Advisers on Urban Environment and Development of Gouda, the...

The Economic Aspects of the Informal Sector in Solid Waste Management

posted on 8 September 2011 by Anonymous
This booklet is about people who earn a livelihood and support their families by extracting value from solid waste. These people are sometimes called rag pickers,waste pickers or scavengers. There are millions of them in cities all around theworld,...

Reclaiming Livelihoods: The role of reclaimers in municipal waste management systems

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
An interesting report about the role of the informal recoverers and their influence on waste management systems. Case studies from South-African municipalities are presented in the report. The report focuses on the contributions of reclaimers to...

The need for the Private Sector in a Zero Waste, 3-R, and Circular Economy Materials Management Strategy

posted on 16 September 2011 by Anonymous
In global discussions about the future of waste management, “recycling” is the word on everyone’s lips.  Specifically, up to now in the meetings of the Asia Regional 3-R Forum, as well as at the 2010 18th Cycle and coming 2011...

Where can global awareness root locally? The Case of Informal Sector Inclusion in Integrated Solid Waste Management

posted on 10 November 2011 by Anonymous
This paper examines the informal recycling sector working on solid waste in Asia, with a focus on India and the Philippines, but with illustrations drawn from across the world. There is increasing awareness around both the role of the sector,...