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Links on e-Waste

a knowledge base for the sustainable recycling of e-Waste. This guide is developed as part of the "Global Knowledge Partnerships in e-Waste Recycling" programme, initiated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa). Readings and current studies can be obtained under


Links on toxic waste

BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, we confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world's toxic waste and pollution on our global village's poorest residents. At the same time we actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises -- banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products.



Links on integrated sustainable waste management

WASTE has expert knowledge on domestic solid and liquid waste management and sanitation issues. By forming alliances with other agencies and companies we consolidate this knowledge and work more efficiently.

On the overall WASTE carries out assignments in close co-operation with local partners and strives at strengthening local capacity



A wide range of publications on municipal waste can be found on

Sandec is the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) 

Sandec's activities centre on problems of sustainable development in economically less developed countries. Its mandate is to assist in developing appropriate and sustainable water and sanitation concepts and technologies adapted to the different physical and socio-economic conditions prevailing in developing countries.


Related projects on solid waste


The ISSOWAMA Coordination Action, funded by the European Commission under its FP7, aims to raise awareness of the Integrated and Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) approach. This focuses on all the elements in the waste management system from generation to final disposal; on all the aspects, - social, institutional, legal, financial, economic environmental and technical; and on involving all the stakeholders at different levels; in order to ensure the effective implementation of a sustainable system.


Income generation and climate protection by valorising municipal solid wastes in a sustainable way in emerging mega-cities: A research and demonstration project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the research program “Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow - Energy- and Climate-Efficient Structures in Urban Growth Centres" of the Federal Republic of Germany (01.06.2008 - 31.05.2013)


The Regional Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network (SWEEP-Net) is a regional network which works on institutionally anchoring the principles of a sustainable and integrated solid waste management in Mashreq and Maghreb countries and in all the network’s member countries. Its objective is to set-up a common regional platform for technical assistance, capacity building and exchange of best practices, expertise and experiences in the field of Solid Waste Management





The IWWA Final meeting will take place on 14th-15th of May, 2012 in Accra, Ghana. More details will be available soon.


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