12 Mar 2018

ISWA Communication and Video Awards Are Open for Submissions

ISWA is happy to announce that the annual Communication Award 2018 and Video Award 2018 are now accepting entries from members and non-members.

7 Mar 2018

Blog from the MD: China´s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and EU`s Circular Economy Package – Call for Action

ISWA's new Managing Director, Arne Ragossnig has prepared his first post for the ISWA Blog.


Arne Ragossnig has been engaged in the waste management sector for 25 years, including in academic, private and public sector...

19 Feb 2018

Kin-la-Belle or Kin-la-poubelle? Open Waste Dumping in DRC

Mike Webster, CEO and co founder of of WasteAid UK, writes a guest blog from the ground in DRC. Mike has over 15 years in the waste and secondary resource sector, with experience of planning, development and delivery of effective...

12 Feb 2018

Palu, Indonesia "Think big, start small and move fast" a special report for #CloseDumpsites

Jessica Magnusson is currently the CEO at Borås Waste Recovery in Sweden. In a guest posts for #closedumpsites, Jessica describes her experiences in Palu on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The people who live and work on...

9 Feb 2018

World Cleanup Day 2018 is almost here – Get Involved!

Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries from all over the world this September for the greatest mass civic action the world has ever seen.

5 Feb 2018

"Waste Cowboys": ISWA-SWIS Winter School, a Guest Post

Written by Nina Tsydenova– University of Oldenburg, Germany


Nina Tsydenova, graduated in Sustainability Economics and Management (MA) in Germany. She wrote her Master thesis focusing on funding possibilities of waste treatment...

1 Feb 2018

Circular Economy – The End of the Beginning

A lot has been written in the past years about the circular economy, and there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm around the concept. Maarten Goorhuis has prepared a guest blog for ISWA on what the Dutch government is doing to...

25 Jan 2018

ISWA at SEE 'Save the Planet' 2018

ISWA RDN SEMEM is delighted to collaborate with the 9th Exhibition and Conference for South East Europe, ‘Save the Planet’ exhibition on 27-29 March 2018, in Sofia Bulgaria.

22 Jan 2018

Press Release: ISWA and be Waste Wise Announce Strategic Partnership for Knowledge Sharing

Vienna, Austria – January 22nd,


ISWA and be Waste Wise are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to create and broadcast a series of online trainings which will address today’s most pressing global waste challenges.


16 Jan 2018

China’s Ban on Recyclables: Beyond the Obvious…

China’s ban on recyclables is one of the most disruptive movements for the recycling industry and it is shifting the global landscape for resource recovery activities.