This ISWA White Paper says that waste sector offers a portfolio of proven, practical and cost effective technologies which can contribute to GHG mitigation. When adapted and deployed according to local traditions and needs, they can help secure significant global GHG emission savings.

January 2006 saw the release of the European Union's revised strategy statement on waste and the incorporation of this debate into a more holistic approach, centered on life cycle issues for particular goods and services in society.

In the Campania region, an area in the south of Italy with 5.7 million inhabitants and a production of about 7,900 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, an emergency situation was created by inappropriate waste management policy and practice. In order to support decisions regarding future solutions for this crisis, reliable, transparent, and impartial strategies and concepts are needed.

Hazardous Waste generated by the industries can cause environmental pollution and adverse health effects if not handled and managed properly.

Hazardous Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 1989 were

The objections of residents over the construction and operation of waste incineration facilities has strongly influenced waste management practices in Seoul, Korea. It was found that people's impressions depended on their perception of associated risks as well as the information provided by the government.

As a pioneer in sustainable development, Singapore has been approached by the World Bank to provide technical assistance on urban planning in neighbouring countries. Vicente Carbona analyses Singapore

The PIL filed by INFORSE-IDL in Madras High Court, asking for a complete ban on manufacture, trading and use of 'use & throw plastic products & carry bags upto 150 microns thickness (both virgin & recycled) and kudams/containers made of recycled plastics.

Hazardous Waste, bulk of which is generated by the industries, can cause environmental pollution and adverse health effects if not handled and managed properly. Its effective management, with emphasis on minimization of generation and recycling/ reuse, taking into account economic aspects, is therefore essential.

One way of managing waste