8 Result(s) found

Local/National laws & policies

Growing numbers of communities around the world are adopting Zero Waste policies, having become frustrated with the progress of governments and businesses to deal with the waste crisis. By doing so they are sending a powerful message to decision-makers and business that communities no longer want to be the final dumping ground for the outputs of the industrial system - and that cheap, easy disposal is coming to an end. At the time of writing, over half of New Zealand’s City and District Councils have adopted Zero Waste policies.


Region: Asia-Pacific
Year of publication : 2003
Document Type: Report&Data, Practical resources

In 1997, the Regional County Municipality (MRC) of La Matapédia, Que., successfully undertook an innovative pilot project in the area of domestic composting with the municipality of San Vicente in El Salvador. With the support of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ International Centre for Municipal Development (FCM - ICMD), the MRC decided to renew its involvement, this time in other regions of El Salvador.


Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Document Type: Report&Data

This paper unpacks the interaction between the informal sector and the private waste contractors and the impact of privatization on the informal sector in Delhi. It uses the unfolding of privatization in Delhi and global experiences to understand the issue and to suggest how waste can be handled in an equitable manner.


Region: Asia-Pacific
Document Type: Report&Data

Belo Horizonte has a strong and extensive tradition in municipal planning. Waste management has been a municipal priority and concern since 1900. In the last few decades the City has been at the centre of solid waste management development in Brazil particularly regarding its approach to integration of the informal recycling sector. The Superintendência de Limpeza Urbana (SLU) was created in 1993.


Region: Latin America & Caribbean
Year of publication : 2010
Document Type: Report&Data

1. Establish and implement national, statewide, and municipal zero waste targets and plans. 2. Retire existing incinerators and halt construction of new incinerators and landfills. 3. Levy a per-ton surcharge on landfilled and incinerated materials. 4. Stop organic materials from being sent to landfills and incinerators. 5. End state and federal “renewable energy” subsidies to landfills and incinerators. 6. Provide policy incentives that create and sustain locally-based reuse, recycling, and composting jobs. 7. Expand adoption of per-volume or per-weight fees for the collection of trash.


Year of publication : 2008
Document Type: Factsheet

Extracts from “Resources up in Flames: The Economic Pitfalls of Incineration versus a Zero Waste Approach in the Global South".


Document Type: Factsheet, Practical resources

The first section explains the legal obligations for waste prevention and the opportunities for waste prevention. The second section talks about the methodology, the different levels of action, the instruments of waste prevention, monitoring of a waste prevention programme, prevention indicators, who and how to monitor the indicators, and example of actions by waste streams.


Region: Europe
Year of publication : 2012
Document Type: Report&Data

The European Parliament is currently discussing its report on the Commission’s “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”. In Friends of the Earth’s and the EEB’s view, the Parliament needs to provide leadership on the following issues:  Indicators: Europe must measure its consumption of key natural resources, using effective and workable indicators: land footprint, water footprint, carbon footprint and material use footprint.  Targets: A commitment for Europe to develop targets to reduce its resource consumption, in particular to reduce our global land footprint.


Region: Europe
Year of publication : 2012
Document Type: Factsheet