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There is an enormous potential for reclamation and reuse of rubber in developing countries. There is a large wastage of rubber tyres in many countries and the aim of this brief is to give some ideas for what can be done with this valuable resource.

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Managing plastic waste is a global problem with increasing amounts of waste in developing countries as well as industrialised nations. This paper outlines the research that needs to be conducted before establishing a plastics recycling business, such as availability of raw material, availability of technology and funds, and market prospects for recycled products. Vital information about processes and equipment, and successful case studies are also included.

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This technical brief begins by describing the characteristics of organic waste, its sources and the particular hazards, challenges and opportunities it presents. It goes on to present a number of options for processing organic waste, including use as animal feed, biogas digesting, and composting. It is particularly intended for project engineers, planners or managers in municipalities, NGOs and businesses.

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In Sri Lanka, home composting is promoted in many municipalities as a simple and low-cost solution to emerging waste disposal problems in the present day society. Produced by Practical Action South Asia, this technical brief is intended to disseminate the technology of concrete composting bin fabrication.

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Waste Management: Low-Cost Medical Waste Incinerator

Categories: Management, Manual, Monitoring & Evaluation, Planet, Waste
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This technical brief outlines the construction of a medical waste incinerator, which is a simple two-chamber natural-draught incinerator designed to be operated at temperatures of 800 degreed Celsius and higher.    The incinerator has been designed so that it can be built on site, using standard building bricks or blocks and lined with refractory bricks. All the steel components, such as the loading door, the ash removal door and air inlet apertures can be made using basic workshop equipment.

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As used lead acid batteries are regarded as hazardous waste, various laws, decrees and guidelines are developed on international and European level to deal with these materials. For used lead acid batteries often specific legislation is developed in combination with household batteries.    This technical brief outlines the guidelines required for the environmentally sound management of waste lead acid batteries.

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