3 Jan 2018

#CloseDumpsites: Open Burning in Lebanon a Human Rights Violation

Lebanon’s waste crisis gained international recognition in 2015, when garbage overflowed in the streets of Beirut. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Bassam Khawaja from Human Rights Watch explains why in a guest...

2 Jan 2018

ISWA Announces New Interim Managing Director

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has named Mr. Arne Ragossnig as new Interim Managing Director.

13 Dec 2017

E-waste Rises 8% by Weight in 2 Years, as Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

A new report on global e-waste, jointly authored by ISWA shows a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste generated in 2016 — up 3.3 Mt or 8% from 2014.

11 Dec 2017

Marine Litter is a Planetary Crisis – warns UNEP as 200 countries pledge to tackle marine litter

“Sound waste management must be assigned the highest priority” agreed 200 nations at the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3 at Nairobi, Kenya) – echoing calls from ISWA – International Solid Waste Association.

5 Dec 2017

Press Release: A pollution-free planet will only be achieved with better waste management

ISWA reports show that 3 billion people worldwide do not have access to basic waste services and the pollution caused by dumpsites kills more people than malaria.

1 Dec 2017

Sahadat Hossain on the ISWA-SWIS Winter School

In just one month, the 3rd Winter School starts and we are expecting another great cadre of participants from around the world. In fact, more than 60 waste management professionals and students from fifty-two countries...

28 Nov 2017

ISWA Insights - Take the Survey!

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27 Nov 2017

President's Blog | Derek Greedy at the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Derek Greedy is former Chair of ISWA's Working Group on Landfill and currently represents National Members on the ISWA Board

23 Nov 2017

Better waste management can help #Beatpollution

UNEP’s Executive Director, with his latest report  asks for a new approach to managing our economies in which waste reduction and management must be prioritized.

Point 21 of the report highlights the direct correlation...

14 Nov 2017

Special Report for #closedumpsites: Kenya's Dandora Dumpsite - a Health and Environmental Tragedy

This report has been prepared by Professor Jared Onyari (pictured left), Environmental Impact Assessment Lead Expert and President of Kenya Environment and Waste Management Association. In it, he describes the very serious...