Dumps and landfills leach
pollutants into groundwater and pose serious health risks to
neighbors. They also generate methane and dioxin emissions. And,
dumping in oceans or other bodies of water creates serious water
pollution problems. In fact, more than 90% of the waste water in
the developing world is dumped directly into streams, open
drains, rivers, lakes and coastal waters without treatment.
for the Protection of the Environment (Egypt)
A.P.E runs various projects and programs: recycle compost,
rags, paper teach literacy, run a children's club, manage
and execute garbage separation project, project for
teenage girls, organize field trips and recreational
activities and many others.
Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand
The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand
(CASANZ) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization
first formed in the late 1960's to bring together people
with an interest in clean air and the mechanics of air
pollution. Its focus is now expanded to encompass broader
environmental management affairs, but with particular
reference to air quality and related issues.
Emissions Virtual Space (Mexico)
Este sitio tiene como propósito documentar los trabajos
ambientales de las organizaciones y grupos civiles que
particularmente se han dirigido hacia la problemática de
las sustancias tóxicas.
Since 1976 ARGUS, the Study Group for Environmental
Statistics at the Technical University of Berlin, is
involved as an inter-disciplinary team of scientists with
the Department of Computer-Science in the salient field of
environmental research. The team combines methods from
areas like engineering, national economics, planning and
statistics, applied mathematics as well as electronic data
Waste Watch is a charity whose inspiration and values
derive from a desire to protect the environment by
ensuring the sustainable use and disposal of scarce
resources, primarily by advocating waste reduction, re-use
and recycling of materials. These values provide the basis
of our work with community and voluntary organizations,
local authorities, educational institutions, businesses
and individual members of the public, all of whom share
our desire for an improved environment and the reduction
World Resource Foundation
Preserving Resources through Integrated Sustainable
Management of Waste, PRISM is the information service of
the World Resource Foundation (WRF), dedicated to
providing a information on sustainable waste management.
One of the Foundation's objectives is to stimulate an
effective debate into this important area of society's use
of resources. WRF is a registered British charity,
supported by an eminent Advisory Council of academics,
waste management professionals, environmental specialists
and consultants - all of whom give their services free of
charge. PRISM offers information on municipal waste
management, minimization, re-use, recycling, composting,
energy recovery and final landfill disposal.
Earth's 911 is the nation's official, 24 hour public
service resource for geographically specific environmental
and recycling information. This service is made possible
through an innovative public/private partnership between
the Environmental Protection Agency, all 50 states, and
dozens of public and private organizations. Earth's 911
provides information on the environment including
reducing, reusing, and recycling; your nearest recycling
center location; how to buy recycled products; how to
handle household hazardous waste; an interactive kid's
section; and more!
Information on Corporate Polluters
The Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity,
especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of
hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor
union issues and the environment.
The Recycle City Web site is a project of the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's Region 9 office in San
Francisco. It was brought to life on Earth Day 1997. The
story of Recycle City was that it used to be called
Dumptown. For years, the folks living here hadn't thought
much about where waste went when they threw it out. And,
eventually, that became a very BIG problem...
Recycler's World was established as a world wide trading
site for information related to secondary or recyclable
commodities, by-products, used & surplus items or