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Reports and Books
Regional Study on Mercury Waste Management in the ASEAN Countries
United Nations Environment Programme

This report provides information on the current state of the mercury waste management systems in each ASEAN Member State (AMS) jurisdiction, which includes the regulatory framework, institutional framework, mercury waste management infrastructure and operations, as well as the information and control elements. In addition, it also provides information on the mercury management practices for selected activities, inventories of mercury and mercury waste, and AMS’ input on the challenges, needs and opportunities implementing the environmentally sound management (ESM) of mercury waste in the region.


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Reports and Books
Strategic EIA for Identification of Potential Sites for Marinas, Ski Lanes and Bathing Areas for Mauritius - Final Technical Report
Ministry of Environment (MoE)

In line with the policy of the Government to preserve the environment and, at the same time, respond to the rapidly growing demand of the tourists and the local population for sea sports facilities, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) commissioned a study to conduct a Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) to identify sites where marinas, ski lanes and bathing areas could be developed with least possible negative impacts on the environment and the marine ecosystem.


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Manuals and Guides
Greening Universities Toolkit V2.0: Transforming Universities into Green and Sustainable Campuses: A Toolkit for Implementers - Advance Copy
United Nations Environment Programme

The objective of this Toolkit is to inspire, encourage and support universities to develop and implement their own transformative strategies for establishing green, resource-efficient and low carbon campuses. It will provide an opportunity to build stakeholder capacity to deliver systemic, institution-wide integration of sustainability principles into all aspects of university business. This initiative is intended to improve the sustainability performance of universities globally and to provide support to other stakeholders embarking on their own sustainability journeys. Further, it will enhance the practical relevance of universities to sustainable development and by extension, the new paradigm of the “green economy”. In short, the aim is to encourage and promote the contribution of universities to the overall sustainability of the planet. We cannot have a sustainable world where universities promote unsustainable – conversely, the sustainable university can help catalyse a more sustainable world.


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Infographics and Flyers
Lead: What are the sources of lead in the environment? [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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Reports and Books
Municipal Solid Waste Composition Analysis (Wet Season) - Juba, South Sudan
United Nations Environment Programme

Supporting improved waste management to help contain the environmental impacts of development is one of UNEP’s main focus areas in South Sudan. UNEP has therefore undertaken a waste characterization exercise to support Juba City Council and other municipal entities in improving their waste management systems. The first detailed analysis of Juba’s municipal solid waste was undertaken by UNEP in December 2012 during the dry season. In compliance with best practice, a second waste analysis exercise was completed in September 2013, during the wet season, in order to capture any seasonal variation in the waste composition through the wet and dry seasons. Both exercises took place at the Lagoon dump site, Juba. This report documents the methodology, findings, and conclusions from the second exercise and provides a consolidation of the results from the two studies.


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Infographics and Flyers
Plastic Management - Infographic
United Nations Environment Programme

This infographic presents key information about plastics including types of plastic, plastic economy, key facts and figures as well as champion countries tackling plastic pollution.


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Reports and Books
Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal
The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Umass Lowell

The overall objective is to enhance the capacity of governments – but also industry and the general public – to store and dispose mercury wastes in an environmentally sound manner. The Sourcebook aims to do so by providing information on commercially available storage and disposal technologies. This document is envisaged to address practical questions such as: What are mercury wastes? Where are they generated? How can mercury wastes be recovered and recycled? Which options and experiences exist for the storage and disposal of mercury wastes? The Sourcebook synthesizes existing knowledge in the field of storage and disposal to provide answers to these questions. It will thus allow relevant stakeholders to make informed choices and ensure the environmentally sound management (ESM) of mercury wastes.


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Infographics and Flyers
Marine Pollution and Health: Waste Materials Find Their Way into European Seas Increasing Risks to Human and Ecosystem Health
United Nations Environment Programme
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Reports and Books
Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities Partnership (2004-2008 Report): Supporting Universities to Respond to Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Challenges
United Nations Environment Programme

This report documents the growth, in participation in MESA since 2004, as well as the outcomes that are visible at university and regional levels following various activities that have taken place across the African continent to support universities to respond to climate change, and other environment and development challenges.


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Reports and Books
Promoting the Phase Down of Dental Amalgam in Developing Countries
World Health Organization and United Nations Environment Programme

Promoting the Phase Down of Dental Amalgam in Developing Countries


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