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Waste management documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on waste management here.

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Biogas

  • fact sheet
  • English

Biogas is an organic fuel used for cooking and lighting purpose in domestic use that has been made from dung and other organic waste.

Liz Bates, Published by Practical Action on 03/02/07

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Compost Toilets

  • fact sheet
  • English

This technical brief describes a compost toilet that has proved to be most effective in water-logged areas where pit-latrines and septic tanks are inappropriate.

Paul Calvert, Published by Practical Action on 04/02/13

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Ecological Sanitation: a concept

  • fact sheet
  • English

Ecological sanitation ('ecosan') is the reuse of human excrement, which contains the nutrients required to fertilise land.

Niall Boot, Published by Practical Action on 11/02/07

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Improving access to services

A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Pit Emptying Systems

  • fact sheet
  • English

This technical brief describes the main systems used for emptying on-site sanitation facilities, whilst highlighting their benefits and disadvantages.

Niall Boot, Published by Practical Action on 11/02/07

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Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector (PRISM)

Project leaflet for PRISM project (PIN 5000319) which aims to improve the living conditions of informal workers in the solid waste management sector in Nepal. In English and Nepali.

  • English,
  • project
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Practical Action's work in urban waste management

An illustrated presentation outlining our work in waste management

  • English,
  • event materials
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Programme for sanitation and protection of the environment (PrAPE), Benin

This case study from Benin traces the story of how a successful waste and sanitation initiative, which gained a best practice award in 2002, has now spread to towns and cities across the country and beyond.

  • English,
  • practice
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Reuse of Faeces and Urine

  • fact sheet
  • English

This brief follows on from Ecological Sanitation: a concept. It describes methods of managing waste faeces and urine.

Niall Boot, Published by Practical Action on 11/02/07

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Sustainable design e newsletter: Good egg or bad egg?

A product evaluation activity, leading to rethinking and redesigning Easter Egg packaging.

  • English
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Using Biogas Technology to Solve Pit Latrine Waste Disposal

  • fact sheet
  • English

Technical brief that looks at the option of using biogas units to reduce the waste produced by standard pit latrines.

Daniel Buxton, Published by Practical Action on 07/12/10

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