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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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Making Money out of Organic Waste: Nairobi, Kenya

posted on 6 April 2011 by Anonymous
A business example for the profitability of organic waste when recovered can be found in the case of EcoH Holdings.

European Paper Recycling Conference

posted on 22 July 2010 by Anonymous

Biocycle Global 2011: Composting, Renewable Energy & Organics Recycling

posted on 21 January 2011 by Anonymous
This four-day global event on April 11-14, 2011 will take place in San Diego, California at the Town & Country Resort. Two preconference workshops will be held on Monday, April 11. Three tracks of concurrent Conference sessions along with a trade...

Redefining Commercial Waste: New Requirements and Solutions

posted on 2 February 2011 by Anonymous
This event aims to put commercial waste under focus from both the producer side as to what needs to be done and to demonstrate what the waste management and compliance sector can offer in terms of solutions.  Senior Defra official Roy Hathaway...

The 5th International Marine Debris Conference

posted on 11 February 2011 by Anonymous
The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and theUnited Nations Environment Programme are co-organizers of the...

International IWA-Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Waste and Energy Crops

posted on 1 March 2011 by Anonymous
  The Local Organising Committee of the International Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Waste and Energy Crops cordially invites all persons interested in any field of Anaerobic Digestion to participate in the ADSW&EC 2011 to be...

European Paper Week

posted on 22 March 2011 by Anonymous
Within European Paper Week, the CEPI Annual Meeting is a half-day conference presenting high-level speakers not only from industry, but also the European Institutions and other sectors. It focused on the big issues shaping the European industry' s...

International Biomass Valorization Congress & Exhibition

posted on 30 March 2011 by Anonymous
  Biomass Valorisation consists of an International Congress and an Industry Exhibition. This event enables you to generate new business because of the excellent networking opportunities, update your knowledge on the latest innovations in a...

The 2011 Canadian Waste Sector Symposium

posted on 9 September 2011 by Anonymous
The 2011 Canadian Waste Sector Symposium is a national focal point for waste management and waste managers in the public & private sectors across Canada and from around the world.  It will serve as a forum for the discussion of waste sector...

E-Waste Academy

posted on 6 March 2012 by Anonymous
The United Nations University's (UNU) "Solving the E-waste Problem" (StEP) Initiative and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are organizing a week-long "E-waste Academy" for Western African policymakers, government...