DCW becomes Patron of WasteAid UK

UNEP’s inaugural Global Waste Management Outlook (GWMO), which DCW edited, estimates that around 2 billion people worldwide still lack access to regular waste collection; while a larger number, around 3 billion, lack access to controlled disposal services for municipal https://www.babyscanclinic.com/blog/buy-cialis-tadalafil-online-20-mg/ solid wastes. WasteAid UK is a relatively new development charity set up by professionals to mobilise the UK waste and resource industry both to campaign and to address directly the global waste crisis, bringing solid waste management services to poor communities in the least developed countries. The particular niche where Wasteaid UK has chosen to focus is supporting unserved communities in Africa to recycle their wastes into sellable products, thus developing livelihoods, alleviating poverty AND establishing a sustainable solid waste collection and management system. I am proud to be the Patron of WasteAid UK, and encourage you to give us your support. Please read my blog on Responding to the global waste management crisis.

Africa Stockpiles Programme publishes guidance on disposal options

The Africa Stockpiles Programme (ASP) is a 15 year, $250 million project to help African countries rid themselves of more than 500,000 tonnes of obsolete pesticides. The new guidelines provide  advice to national decision makers on how to select the most appropriate disposal technology options for their country. The guidelines were prepared for WWF by an international team led by Patrick Dyke; Professor David C Wilson provided technical review within the team.

The ASP is a multi-stakeholder initiative, proposed in 2000 by WWF and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), and responding to a request by African countries for assistance to deal with the accumulation of obsolete pesticide stockpiles across the continent. These decaying stockpiles include DDT, dieldrin and other Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) now subject to the Stockholm Convention, and pose serious threats to the health of both rural and urban populations, especially the poorest of the poor, and contribute to land and water degradation. The ASP is funded by the Global Environment Fund and other donors; the implementation committee comprises the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Crop Life International (representing the global pesticide industry) as well as the two original NGOs WWF and PAN. The Disposal Technology Options Study (DTO) was initiated to review developments in available treatment and disposal techniques for ASP wastes.  The report provides information to help countries make informed decisions about the options for treatment and disposal of their obsolete pesticide stocks and associated wastes to ensure that they are treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, protecting human health and the environment from adverse effects.