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Recycling

Recycling turns waste materials into a valuable resource and provides an income for many people through collection, sorting and cleaning working in the informal sector. Once collected these materials can be made into new products. metals and plastics are very common materials that go through the recycling process although others materials can also be of value. This section of the site looks at some recycling options.

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Adding value to plastic waste

Plastic Recyclers SACCO Ltd. was started in 2005 with the help of Practical Action. The cooperative brings together many organizations in Nairobi that focus on waste reduction and recycling. In

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Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd on 2006

Assessment of Waste Collection System Compost User & Agro Market

The document describes on assessment of waste collection system, compost User & Agro Market at Faridpur district

Practical Action, Bangladesh, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2013

Basket weavers’ instructional manual

This instructional manual shows how to weave baskets out of flimsy (HD) plastic bags. It guides the user on how to set up, methods and how to weave and finish the Basket. It a must read for

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Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd on 2006

Change of life

This is a best practice case study extracted from the post tsunami sustainable waste management project of Practical Action Sri Lanka.

Kariyawasam, G., Published on 2015

City garbage recycler’s self-help group

The City Garbage Recyclers Self Help Group was started in 1996. The group was formed by residents in the Maringo estate who were concerned with waste dumping in the area. Their mission is to

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Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006

Communities waste composting initiative

Nakuru Waste Collectors and Recyclers Management (NAWACOM) NAWACOM is an acronym of Nakuru Waste Collectors and Recycler’s Management. NAWACOM is an an umbrella organization of groups

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Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2008

Decentralised and inclusive waste management policy and practices: lessons for the South Asia region

The challenge of waste management is too large to be tackled by either the Local Authorities, or the formal private sector, or the informal sector alone. Partnerships are needed, and we must make...

Practical Action, Published on 2016

Earning of recognition

This is a best practice case study extracted from the post tsunami sustainable waste management project of Practical Action Sri Lanka.

Kariyawasam, G., Published on 2015

Environmental Management Plan for Small Scale Composting Plant at Baridhara, Dhaka

The document describes environmental Management Plan for Small Scale Composting Plant at Baridhara, Dhaka

Practical Action, Bangladesh, Published by Practical Action, Bangladesh on 2013

Going high tech in urban planning

Nakuru goes High-tech to restore its former glory Located 160 kilometres from Nairobi is Nakuru, once best known for its flamingos and dubbed "the cleanest town in East Africa", but now

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Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2007

Kurudufu Plastiki

An introduction to plastic recycling looking at the reasons for recycling and the practicalities of small-scale businesses.

Published on 2009

Market survey on plastic recycling in Sri Lanka

This market survey was carried out to find out the viability of the recycling industry in Sri Lanka to fulfill the requirement of the Intermediate Technology Development Group South Asia to...

Ratnakara, R. B., Published on 2015

Mechanical waste plastic recycling: technical brief

This technical brief describes the process of plastic recycling.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Molding plastics designed by KEMA.

This instructional manual describes the Kayole Environmental Management Association’s (KEMA) low-cost method for melting and molding plastics. The mold used in this manual is for roofing

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Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd on 2006

Pilot progress on sustainable management of plastic waste Nairobi

The overall objective of the project was to alleviate the environmental problems caused by plastic waste by involving communities in the collection and handling of waste and by establishing a

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Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006

Reciclaje De Baterías De Plomo Ácido Usadas

Hay una gran tradición de devolver las baterías de plomo ácido usadas al reciclado en circuito. Gracias a la compacidad de la batería, su alta proporción de plomo y los altos precios del metal, los...

Sophie van den Berg, Published on 2009

Recycler Les Plastiques: Lancer une Enterprise

Une introduction au recyclage du plastique : analyse des raisons du recyclage et des pratiques des petites entreprises.

Sophie van den Berg, Published by Practical Action on 2009

Recycling of Organic Waste

This fact sheet outlines the main methods of putting organic waste to good use.

Dai Rees;Jonathan Rouse, Published on 2008

Recycling of Rubber

This brief explains the use of rubber and it's production. It also shows how important it is to recycle rubber.

Dai Rees

Recycling Plastics: Starting a business

An introduction to plastic recycling looking at the reasons for recycling and the practicalities of small-scale businesses.

Sophie van den Berg, Published on 2009

 

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