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



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Contents below:

     · Information

       · News

         · Books & bibliographies

           · Solid waste

             · Recycling

               · Institutions

                      ~ Professional associations

                      ~ Private sector


Discard Studies

     · "...designed as an online hub for scholars, activists, environmentalists, students, artists, planners,

          and others who are asking questions about waste, not just as an ecological problem, but as a

          process, category, mentality, judgment, an infrastructural and economic challenge, and as a site

          for producing power as well as struggles against power structures."

Story of Stuff Project

Sustainability @ Packaging World

Waste 360

     · "Serving 90,000+ professionals worldwide, Waste360 is the leading information, event, commerce

     and education provider to the solid waste, recycling, organics and sustainable communities and

     plays a critical role in connecting industry professionals worldwide.  Anchored by its flagship event,

     WasteExpo and digital properties, including, Waste360 continues to grow and evolve

     its portfolio to meet the needs of the industry. "



     · "...We provide original analysis on the latest happenings in the waste industry. Waste Dive is a leading industry publication..."

Books & bibliographies

Garbage Wars


Handbook on Solid Waste Management

Best books on the trash trade @ Five Books

Best Waste Management Books of All Time @ BookAuthority

Solid waste

Intolerable beauty




Eco-Cycle Solutions

Green America


Municipal Measurement Program (MMP)

National Recycling Coalition [US]

Packaging Recovery Organization - Europe (PRO Europe)

Recycle Balls

Recycling Partnership [US]

StopWaste [US]


Institutions ~ Professional associations

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Institutions ~ Academia

Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)

Institutions ~ Private sector

Graviky Labs

Solid waste & recycling

For particular contaminants, pollutants and other materials, start at

Specific pollutants & materials