As towns and cities around the world expand and populations grow, volumes of waste produced increase and the challenges of solid waste management change along with the potential to recycle materials. This section looks at some of the approaches that can be taken in this area to reduce waste and to generate income from waste.
Publications from Practical Action Publishing
This handbook describes how conventional sewerage schemes can be modified to reduce the cost of construction and maintenance and suggests methods of prioritizing sewerage needs.
This manual is written to help engineers, aid and agency workers understand drainage problems more clearly in the developing world, so that they can work towards finding practical solutions.
Small-scale Recycling of Plastics
This book looks at how to create employment by recycling plastics. It describes the collection of plastic waste that can be collected and processed for return to the factory and remoulded for a second service life.
Toilets That Make Compost
Toilets That Make Compost provides practical examples of toilets that, in addition to providing a safe sanitation option, also recycle the nutrients in excreta to produce compost.
Development and Management
This collection of papers draws on The Open University's path-breaking work in the field of development management and includes in-depth accounts by academics and development managers.
Work from Waste
This book is divided into two main parts. Part I contains details of the wide range of materials that can be recycled and the processes involved. Part II describes how to set up and run a small business recycling wastes.
Water, Sanitation, Environment and Development
This book deals with a wide range of current development issues relating to subjects including community management, groundwater, health and disease, institutional development, irrigation, sanitation, solid waste management, water quality, water sources, water supply and water treatment.
Affordable Water Supply and Sanitation
This book considers both 'software' aspects - people, communities, health, management and institutions - as well as technological considerations such as waste management.