WASTE FAQ 01/11: Charter sci.environment.waste

Wolfgang Bujatti Wolfgang.Bujatti at bmu.gv.at
Tue Nov 16 06:31:40 EST 1999


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Last-modified: 1997/04/28
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  First Posting!


TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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1. Aim and discussion topics
2. General information about the Mailing List WASTE & Digest Form
3. Nettiqette
4. Subscription and Archieve on the WWW
5. Contemporary Waste Handbook-Project
6. Find Friends
7. Periodical postings
8. General Information about the Newsgroup SCI.ENVIRONMENT.WASTE
9. Internet for Environmental Communication
10. List owner ond Proponent of newsgroup
11. CEDAR



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1. Aim and discussion topics
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Member statistics:
WASTE: 412 members
WASTE-Digest: 43 members

Short List Description: Effects or impacts of Wastes and Waste
Management Methods.

Keywords: waste management, hazardous waste, garbage, refuse,
industrial waste, municipal solid waste, domestic refuse, source
reduction, collecting and fractioning of wastes, waste processing,
reuse, recycling, incineration, waste treatment, conditioning to inert
them, waste disposal, composting, hazard potential for subsequent
generations, greenhouse gases

The increasing quantity and the hazards of human wastes evolved to a
very serious environmental problem. They can impair the general
well-being of man, animals, vegetation, their basis of existence or
their natural environment. 

Tthis topic needs an integrated approch by environmentalists,
biologists, ecologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers.

This mailing list and newsgroup is proposed to provide a forum for
scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are interested in
the effects which their wastes can take on our natural environment
(soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people
involved in collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling
or dumping wastes or other waste management methods.

This group is proposed as unmoderated group. A moderation should be
the last precaution against off-topic posts, spam, or repetitive
flaming (attacks). As this mailing list and newsgroup has the aim to
bring together very differnent groups of people it wouldn't be easy
for a moderator to filter the postings to serve all.

I've chosen the label waste instead of a more specific description
(such as recycling or dumping) since this is the usual description for
departements of administrations, non governmental organisations and
enterprises.

An unmoderated mailing list and newsgroup which would provide a world
wide forum for a serious discussion by people who try to reduce
wastes, which are involved with collecting, fractioning, processing,
treating, recycling or dumping wastes or with other waste management
methods or people which treat them, so that they can reused for a
different purpose, as well as by people, who are cronfronted with the
dangers of wastes in everyday life.

To assist governments, NGOs, environmentalists and scientists in the
acquisition of scientific and legal waste-related information as well
as an informative arena on the many different world wide techniques of
conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes.

Specific topics may include but are not limited to:

+ the many different types of wastes and their effection on the
ecosystems in the soil, the rivers, the atmosphere and the seas and
oceans 
+ industrial and municipal solid waste (domestic refuse)
+ dumping (nowadays or in the past) of toxic wastes in landfill sites 
+ sealing and watertighten of landfill sites and underground dumping
sites 
+ different world-wide skills and techniques of waste reduction in the
production-process, of processing, treating, recycling and reusing
wastes and other waste management methods
+ environmental impact of waste treating plants and landfill sites 
+ pros and cons of waste incineration and the rank of its spent air 
+ waste-to-energy mechanism
+ specific problems of transport of hazardous wastes on land, air and
sea 
+ pacticable collection systems 
+ wastewater and sludges use, composting 
+ reuse of tyres, waste-paper, packings, etc. 
+ hazards of waste batteries, neon tubes, refrigerator-liquid,
synthetics, etc.
+ greenhouse gases


2. General information about the Mailing List WASTE & Digest Form
=================================================

If you (unsubscribe WASTE and) subscribe WASTE-Digest you don't get
every posting on the mailing list by email. The server stores all
postings till a certain level (50 kilobytes) is reached and then mails
you one long email with all the postings of the last few days. The
interval time depends on, how many and how long the postings have been.
This can be in a few days or last perhaps a week.
This is a service for those list members who don't want to get many
emails.

You can get information about the list and subscribe to the list on the
follwoing URL:
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/arch/waste/about.html

or 

(1) Send an e-mail to majordomo at cedar.univie.ac.at

(2) Subject line does not matter

(3) Type the following command on the first line of your mail:

      subscribe waste your at email.address 
         or to the digested version:
      subscribe waste-digest your at email.address 
         Replace your at email.address with your email-address.

      Examples: subscribe waste fingwe at cedar.univie.ac.at or
                 subscribe waste-digest fingwe at cedar.univie.ac.at 


To unsubscribe from the list:

(1) Send an e-mail to majordomo at cedar.univie.ac.at

(2) Subject line does not matter

(3) Type the following command on the first line of your mail:

      unsubscribe waste your at email.address
         or from the digested version:
      unsubscribe waste-digest your at email.address
         Replace your at email.address with your email-address.

      Examples: unsubscribe waste fingwe at cedar.univie.ac.at or
                unsubscribe waste-digest fingwe at cedar.univie.ac.at 

To post a message to the entire waste list (no difference if you
receive the digested or the non-digested version)

  send your mail to waste at cedar.univie.ac.at

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3. Nettiqette
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The general "netiquette" FAQs posted in the newsgroup
news.announce.newusers and news.answers apply to the proposed group
and mailing list. Participants are encouraged to use descriptive
Subjects (e.g., "Burning PCBs" rather than just "Help" or "Question").
A fine nettiqette and service to the list-members is also to post a
summary of all answers  to the list you got to your personal email
adress to a specific question. You should use English language.

Due to telephone rates, speed of modem, download delays and additional
rates for the provider the cost of downloading lage files maybe a
noticable ammount (i.e. 20 min.download for 1.500 members about US$
1.000).
So the WASTE policy  on  exchange  large (binary) files (i.e. pictures
and simulations, etc.) has always been as follows:
(a)    Anyone  willing  to  share  a  binary  file should contact 
        bernhard.lorenz at cedar.univie.ac.at
(b)    The  file will be put into the WASTE repository on the WWW
        where those who want could see it.

When you reply to someone's posting, snip out the bit you want to
comment on - don't simply hit `Reply' on your mailer and send the
whole thing back (especially the long ones!) - it costs money.

You putting in links to other sites. However, being quite lazy, 
could you enter them with the http:// before the www.etc such as
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/waste/  When you do this it becomes 
a clickable link and the reader doesn't have to copy and paste 
it into his browser.  
Also, if you put mailto:XXXXX (where "XXXXX" is an e-mail address) 
this makes the e-mail link "clickable" and does not have to be cut 
and pasted either.
If you want to add a newsgroup put news: without slashes before 
the name of the newsgroup (as news:sci.environment.waste).
The current versions of the most popular email programs recognize
these conventions.

On-topic advertising and e mployment (help and/or position wanted)
noticesis are limited to once per week. Please send such post only on
fridays.

Discussions about saving the nature without context to wastes should
better take place on the newsgroups sci.environment and
sci.bio.conservation or appropriate mailing list like Wind Energy
Weekly from Tom Gray, and the talk about energy-production 
(with the only exception of waste-to-energy discussion) 
and production techniques (with the only exception of
waste reduction in the production-process) should better take place on
the newsgroup sci.energy or on the sci.engr hierarchy or appropriate
mailing lists.

The following types of posts are strictly PROHIBITED in this mailing
list:
* Material and advertisments unrelated to conditioning, recycling, and
impact of wastes (off-topic)
* Spam (defined as articles posted to more than 5 newsgroups)
* Make-money-fast or other chain or fraudulent schemes
* Forged posts (anonymous posts are allowed)
* Personal insults or repetitive flaming (attacks)

The use of e-mail addresses from articles posted to this group for the
purpose of sending junk (mass unsolicited) e-mail or for compiling a
list so that others may do so is specifically PROHIBITED.

In the absence of moderation, prohibitions can, of course, only be
enforced by the collective will of the group and/or by after-the-fact
complaints to the offender's service provider. If anyone feels
offended by other party's action, please, contact the offending
service provider and/or the listowner at <Wolfgang.Bujatti at bmu.gv.at>
PRIVATELY,  never through the list.

To set  tighter  rules  to  avoid such abusers would, probably, harm
the WASTE environment  for  easy  scientific exchange: Our policy is
to keep WASTE as open as possible and not-to go  moderated.   
Finally,  we have the techical capacity to set up any arrangement of
filters whatsoever.  However,  for transparency, it may rather be  a
better  solution  not  to  start  to  set  filters  in   a
'tit-for-tat'  pattern:  It  would definitely end up in a kind of
'Alcatraz-set-of-rules'.


4. Subscription and Archieve on the WWW
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You can subscribe to the list on the following URL:
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/arch/waste/about.html

All postings at this group are saved in a database.
You can read them at the following URL:
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/archives/waste/
At this sites you can get also supplementary informations about this
mailing list and general information about our topic.

Also Reference.COM search service has begun archiving this list as of
Feb. 26, 1997
Searchable archives for the lists are available at:
http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/listarch?list=Waste@cedar.univie.ac.
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at
If you do *NOT* want your post archived at Reference.COM, include the
following line as an email header or as the first line of your
message:
 X-No-Archive: yes


5. Contemporary Waste Handbook-Project
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To support research and best practice in the field of all waste related
issues, we invite contributions on "Effects or impacts of Wastes and
Waste Management Methods & Legal Background" to set up a eclectronically
CONTEMPORARY WASTE HANDBOOK on the WWW at the homepage of the WASTE
list: http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/arch/waste/about.html


The CONTEMPORARY WASTE HANDBOOK will contain an guide to solve the
problems of sustainable waste management, splitted in 10 sections.
Every section contains of:
- an introduction of the special waste section
- a main part consisting of text contributions singned by author
- links to archived postings of mailing lists regarding the respective
waste section
- links to waste related web sites regarding the respective waste
section
- a summary

The proposed sections are:

0. GLOSSARY OF WASTE-TERMS

1. TYPES OF WASTES AND THEIR EFFECTS - HAZARDOUS & PROBLEMATIC WASTES
2. INDUSTRIAL & MUNICIPAL WASTE - PACKAGING
3  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS & GREENHOUSE GASES

4. WASTE AVOIDANCE & WASTE REDUCTION - SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS 
5. SECONDARY MATERIALS - USE, REUSE AND RECYCLING OF WASTE

6. COLLECTION SYSTEMS, TRANSPORTATION & FRACTIONING OF WASTES
7. EFFECTS AND IMPACTS OF WASTE TREATING PLANTS
8. WASTE INCINERATION & WASTE-TO-ENERGY MECHANISMS
9. WASTEWATER, SLUDGE DIGESTORS & SLUDGES USE - COMPOSTING
10. DUMPING OF WASTES & SEALING OF DUMPING SITES

Anyone who is willing to partizipate this project is invited to send
manuscripts or summaries of links in plain text or HTML to the
listowner:
mailto:wolfgang.bujatti at bmu.gv.at

For technical questions on the planned installation
mailto:bernhard.lorenz at cedar.univie.ac.at


6. Find Friends
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Perhaps you are looking for people from your own contry to discuss an
only national related waste-topic or you have an interst in behalf of
wastes only in a certain country. Or you are looking for an address
for a certain name.

You can get the address-list off all current subscribers of the WASTE
list:

(1) Send an e-mail to majordomo at cedar.univie.ac.at

(2) Subject line does not matter

(3) Type the following command on the first line of your mail:

      who WASTE

Be aware of the possibility of the WHO command and that there is no 
privacy if you are member of mailing lists (except the CONCEAL 
command, which is only availible on LISTSERV, not on MAJORDOMO).


7. Periodical postings
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The list owner collects to information on-topic informations of
general interest, which are posted to this mailing list and the
corresponding newsgroup on a regular basis.
Suggestions and information to append to this FAQs should be sent to
the listowner: mailto:wolfgang.bujatti at bmu.gv.at

Current postings on an monthly basis:
FAQ-Charter WASTE & SCI.ENVIRONMENT.WASTE (this document)
FAQ-WASTE Mailing Lists and Newsgroups


8. General Information about the Newsgroup SCI.ENVIRONMENT.WASTE

The newsgrop sci.environment.waste has approximately the same charter
as for the WASTE mailing list. 


9. Internet for Environmental Communication

International workshop that took place in May 1996.
There is a booklet availible which is of special interest for those
who want to establish an internet facility for environmental
informations or which whant to inform what's availible on the net.
Topics included espacially the internet facilities of Canada, the
European Union, IUCN, Greenpeace, Germany, Austria, Switzerland,
Danmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and Italy.
Workshops Homepage: http://www.ubavie.gv.at/info/sources/workshop.htm

This booklet is availible at the Federal Environment Agency of Austria
for ATS 60,-- + shipment (ca. $ 5-10).
You can order it online at
http://www.ubavie.gv.at/info/publ/elebest.htm and click
"Publikationen"/"Bestellung"/"elektronische Bestellung"
or mailto:groeger at ubavie.gv.at


10. List owner ond Proponent of newsgroup

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11. CEDAR

CEDAR is the Central European Environmental Data Request Facility.
An Internet node and environmental clearinghouse that provides on-line
environmental information.
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at
mailto:Info at cedar.univie.ac.at


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