Waste Management



Self awareness questionnaire - Questions/statements  related to a given environmental awareness area (divided into two categories: individual VET persons and institutions)

Self awareness questionnaire – Questions/statements  related to a given environmental awareness area (divided into two categories: individual VET persons and institutions)


Scientific facts about the area


Ways/actions of saving in a given item (divided into two categories: individual people and VET institutions)


Educational tools, e.g. description of some games, exercises, presentation


Links to external digital tools such as open scientific information, interactive resources, media and scientific tools related to a given topic

Links to scientific information

  1. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Waste Management: The UNEP provides comprehensive information and resources on waste management, including reports, guidelines, and best practices. Access their resources on waste management through the following link: https://www.unep.org/explore-topics/waste-waste-management
  2. European Environment Agency (EEA) – Waste: The EEA offers scientific data, reports, and publications on waste management in Europe. Their website provides information on waste generation, recycling rates, circular economy, and policies. Explore their waste management resources here: https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/waste
  3. Waste Management and Research Journal: The Waste Management and Research journal is a peer-reviewed scientific publication that covers various aspects of waste management, including waste characterization, waste treatment technologies, recycling, and policy analysis. Access the journal’s website for research articles and studies related to waste management: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/wmr

Link to interactive resources

  1. Recycle City: Recycle City is an interactive online game developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It allows users to explore a virtual city and learn about waste management, recycling, and sustainable practices. Play the game here: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/recycle-city
  2. Waste Sorting Game: This interactive waste sorting game by National Geographic Kids educates children about the importance of proper waste sorting. Players are challenged to sort various items into the correct recycling bins within a given time limit. Play the game here: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/action/waste-sorter/
  3. Waste Management Interactive Simulator: This interactive simulator by The Open University allows users to explore the waste management process and make decisions regarding waste collection, recycling, and disposal. It provides a realistic simulation of waste management operations and their impact on the environment. Access the simulator here: https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13025&direct=1

Links to media

  1. Waste Dive: Waste Dive is a media platform that provides news, analysis, and insights on various aspects of waste management. It covers topics such as recycling, landfill management, waste-to-energy, policy developments, and industry trends. Access Waste Dive’s website for news articles and industry updates: https://www.wastedive.com/
  2. Waste Management World: Waste Management World is an online publication that focuses on global waste management issues, technologies, and innovations. It features articles, reports, and interviews with experts in the field, covering topics such as waste collection, recycling, circular economy, and waste policy. Visit the Waste Management World website for news and information related to waste management: https://waste-management-world.com/
  3. Recycling Today: Recycling Today is a media outlet that offers news, market analysis, and insights on recycling and waste management. It covers a wide range of topics, including recycling processes, market trends, policy updates, and sustainability initiatives. Explore Recycling Today’s website for articles and resources related to waste management: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/

Links to scientific tools

  1. Waste Management Planning and Optimization Tool (WM POT): The WM POT is a scientific tool developed by the United Nations University (UNU) that assists in waste management planning and optimization. It helps users evaluate different waste management scenarios, including waste generation, collection, treatment, and disposal options. Access the tool and related resources here: https://wmrr.unu.edu/waste-management-planning-and-optimisation-tool/
  2. Waste Analysis and Characterization Tool (WasteACT): WasteACT is a scientific tool developed by the World Bank that supports waste management practitioners in conducting waste analysis and characterization studies. It provides guidance and resources for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting waste data to inform waste management strategies. Learn more about WasteACT here: https://www.wasteact.org/
  3. Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) Decision Support Tool: The ISWM Decision Support Tool is a scientific tool developed by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) that assists in the evaluation and selection of sustainable waste management strategies. It considers social, environmental, and economic factors to support decision-making processes. Find more information and access the tool here: https://www.iswa.org/iswm-decision-support-tool/
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