A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Sustainable materials management hub >

Contents below:

   · General information

    · Periodicals

      · Films ~ AV ~ Documentaries

        · Institutions:

               ~ International organizations & agreements

               ~ Networks & initiatives

               ~ NGOs

               ~ Professional associations

               ~ Private sector

Also see:

     · Indigenous people & hazardous waste at the Indigenous peoples page

General information

HazMatMapping: Mapping the North American Hazardous Waste Trade

Land of Waste @ SaveOnEnergy [USA focus]

TOXNET @ National Institute of Health

Tox Town


Waste Atlas


Marine Pollution Bulletin


Waste Dive

Films ~ AV ~ Documentaries

Global Dumping Ground

The ship that dumped America's waste

The Story of Stuff

Institutions ~ International organizations & agreements

Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous

     Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

UN Minamata Convention on Mercury

OECD 2001 Decision on Transboundary Movements of Waste

UN Development Program (UNDP)

     Chemicals & waste management

UN Envirornment Programme

     Chemicals and Waste

     Chemical waste statistics

     Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

     Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound

         management and of hazardous substances and waste

Institutions ~ Networks & initiatives


     · “...a two-year project funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

       It will develop a voluntary certification scheme for waste treatment. Specifically, the project will create,

       validate and launch the scheme for collection, transport and treatment facilities of key types of waste

       containing significant amounts of valuable and critical raw materials such as waste electrical and

       electronic equipment (WEEE) and batteries.”

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)

Zero Waste Week

Institutions ~ NGOs

Basel Action Network (BAN)

    · BAN is a well-known and globally recognized INGO which has a great track record and history of

     being a global watchdog over e-waste

Californians Against Waste

Center for Environmental Health (CEH)


     Taking On Toxics     


Toxics Action Center

     Facebook page

Toxic Free Future

WASTE: Turning Waste Into Prosperity

WRAP: Waste Resources Action Programme [UK]

Institutions ~ Professional associations

Air & Waste Management Association

Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

International Solid Waste Association

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association

Solid Waste Association of North America

     · "...a 501c(3) organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed

     to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis

     on education, advocacy and research."

Institutions ~ Private sector

Hummingbird International

Key point:

The Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions constitute the core international agreements on toxic chemicals and wastes. Their websites are integrated yet distinct, with a centralized Synergies site.  

Benée Hershon of Brandeis University developed this and related pages in 2018.

Hazardous materials & wastes

This page includes coverage of toxic substances, pesticides & CWM (chemicals & waste management).

For particular contaminants, pollutants and other materials, start at

Specific pollutants & materials