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- International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 35.00
Effective governance is typified by transparency, accountability, credibility, and stability of the governing body, as well as by the cooperative partnership of public sector, private sector, and civil society. In Africa today, good governance is central to the achievement of sustainable and equitable development.But Africa is rapidly urbanizing. Urban... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 13.95
This series is designed to inform and help students make better decisions. Each title methodically explains the tough problems faced on our small planet and offers simple solutions that can make a tremendous impact. Often confusing and technical vocabulary is clearly defined. Colorful photographs and interesting sidebars create multiple access points... more...
- iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2002; US$ 144.00
Protection of our environment is now a global priority and legislation is being introduced in regions such as the European Union to ensure that material usage is maximised. Much of the development work has been pioneered in Germany which introduced very strict recycling laws. This report examines the issue of converting plastics waste into energy and/or... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95
Packaging is ephemeral - its purpose is to be 'wasted' once we've removed the product it contains. Whilst we are encouraged to 'reduce, re-use and recycle', Designing for Re-Use proposes that domestic re-use is the 'Cinderella' of this trinity, because it is under researched and little understood. The re-use of packaging could have a significant... more...
- WIT Press 2008; US$ 726.00
Waste generation is rapidly becoming one of the key problems of the modern world, due to the increasing waste generation rate as well as the complexity of waste composition. Damage to the environment caused by poor waste management can be avoided by implementing environmentally sensitive waste management techniques. Nevertheless, regardless of size,... more...
- Earthscan 2010; US$ 49.95
In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 231.00
In our "throwaway" society, with landfills filled to capacity, interest in incineration- and conversion-based waste management technologies continues to grow. Increasing net waste generation rates within U.S. metropolitan centers, skyrocketing transportation costs for waste hauling, and the enticement of increased electrical revenues from "green"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 154.95
The ultimate in recycling, composting has been in use in some form since ancient times. A well-managed composting facility should exist as a good neighbor contributing to ecology. However, since local populations often perceive risks if a composting facility is built nearby, composting facilities must be designed and operated with minimal odor,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 93.95
Currently, recycling of e-waste can be broadly divided into three major steps: (a) disassembly: selectively disassembly, targeting on singling out hazardous or valuable components for special treatment, is an indispensable process in recycling of e-waste; (b) upgrading: using mechanical processing and/or metallurgical processing to up-grade desirable... more...