What is the TRP+ ?

Resource Pack for training on hazardous waste management


The TRP+ is a work in progress to further develop the popular 2002 resource package (2002 manual de formaciĆ³n) that assisted educators in organising comprehensive training programmes on hazardous waste. Professionals can also use the material for briefing notes and project summaries.

Like its predecessor, the TRP+ aims to provide a structured package of notes, technical summaries, visual aids and other training material concerning the (hazardous) waste cycle from generation to disposal.

The updated version aims to provide a more flexible structure, allowing easier access to and downloading of the information, and creates linkages to sources of information held in partner institutions. The TRP+ is more network-oriented, providing access to other professionals and trainers and facilitating user feedback.

While it contains useful technical information also for professionals, the TRP+ is not designed as a practical manual for solving waste problems. The focus of the discussions is on training needs – ie bringing out key principles and approaches rather than fine detail.

The interactive Forum allows on-line discussion and exchange of ideas and sharing of information.

Space limitation in this TRP+ means that some subjects have not been comprehensively described because they are covered by other manuals. We hope to add some of this material at a later date.

Some chapters reflect waste management experiences that may not be equally appropriate in all countries, emphasising either high or low technologies, rigorous or flexible regulation. This is inevitable in a document for worldwide use. The TRP+ is a basic resource package that trainers adapt, augment and adjust to their circumstances. By adding further knowledge and experience as it becomes available, practicing trainers can make this package remain up to date and relevant in more countries as waste management evolves further everywhere


Regional Training News

We welcome contributions from our regional partners and will profile their activites through the TRP+