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Valuing Waste Last Updated on 2012-07-24 20:06:05 This was a joint capstone project undertaken by Alli Zomer, Sadie Paschke and Serene Zhou from the Humphrey Institue of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota under the guidance of Peercy Chavanne, Allison Naman, Juliana Seidel, and Jay Bowman. The project was a product of the Cason Family Foundation's research initiatives to encourage informal waste recycling. Additional guidance and overall monitoring was provided by Roxanne Cason and Ranjith Annepu of the Cason Family Foundation.   Cason Capstone Valuing Waste More »
Need for Global Attention to Solid Waste Management Last Updated on 2012-04-19 00:00:00 An Article by our Global Landfill Mapping Initiative Technical Advisor Ranjith Annepu on the Global WTERT Council Blog.   Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper management of solid waste continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic pollution; hinder climate change adaptation; and accelerate depletion of forests and mines. Compared to solid waste management, we can consider that the world has achieved significant success in providing other basic necessities like food, drinking water, energy and economic opportunities. Managing solid wastes properly can help improve the above services further. Composting organic waste can help... More »
CGI Informal Waste Management Thinking Group, 2010, Minutes Last Updated on 2011-08-25 00:00:00 Minutes of CGI Informal Waste Management Thinking Group, 2010(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); More »