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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 34, April 2015
 
 
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

An image of an open dumpsite outside of Mumbai was published recently on a website. We've seen them before, haven't we? No surprises... Read more

     
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ISWA World Congress 2015, 7-9 September, Antwerp: Registration open

Registration is now open for you to join us at the ISWA World Congress 2015, 7-9 September in Antwerp, Belgium... Read more.

 
     
     
 

First ISWA Beacon Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Waste Management Association of Malaysia (WMAM), ISWA National Member, hosted the very first ISWA Beacon Conference in Kuala Lumpur at the KL Convention Centre... Read more.

 
     
     
 

ISWA/CCAC City Assessment & Action Plan in Sao Paulo

The Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) aims to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)... Read more.

 
     
     
  Waste Management & Research

EU-Healthcare Waste Management Project

ISWA is one of the 12 project partners, which has the purpose of providing a unified approach to the development of National Occupational Standards... Read more.

 
     
     
 

ISWA Working Groups - Spring Meetings

A number of ISWA Working Groups got together over the last month for their Spring meetings. The Working Groups on Landfil, Healthcare Waste, Communications and Energy Recovery all had well attended meetings... Read More.

 
     
     
 

Webinar on World Bank's new climate finance model

The World Bank live streamed a webinar for ISWA Members offering an overview of an innovative new climate finance model designed to stimulate investment in projects... Read more.

 
     
     
 

ISWA Financing Opportunities Alert

A new ISWA Financing Opportunities Alert is the result of a co-operation between ISWA and Finnovaregio. The aim of this co-operation is to provide ISWA members with regular information on calls related to waste management projects... Read more.

 
     
     
  New ISWA Gold Members

New Platinum Member: i2i Events Group, Brazil

ISWA is happy to welcome and present a new Platinum Member! i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and large scale events in key sectors... Read more.

 
     
     
 

WM&R Editor’s Pick & Editorial: Open Access

Each month the Editor of WM&R hand-selects a leading paper from the latest publication, which is available to download for free. The chosen article for March is... Read more.

 
     
     
 

ISWA Profile: Luis Marinheiro (Portugal)

Luis Marinheiro, of ISWA's National Member for Portugal and Chair of the Working Group on Landfill (WGL) answers ISWA's questions this month... Read more.

 
     
     
  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership - the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association's work and activities. It's a convenient and easy way to decide if you wish to join ISWA as a regular member... Sign up now!

 
     

NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

     
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WORLD: Precious waste - 300 tonnes of gold end up in landfills in 2014

A dangerous amount of toxic waste, 1,000 tonnes of silver and 300 tons of gold were dumped across the world in 2014 due to inadequate recycling - says a recent United Nations University study... Read more.

 
     
     
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EU: Cutting resource use - it's in the design

The EU should make better use of one of the most powerful tools at its disposal if it wants to reduce resource consumption in Europe and bring about a circular economy... Read more.

 
     
     
 

SCOTLAND: plastic bag usage down 80% since 5p charge introduced

Early figures from retailers show that single-use carrier bag usage has fallen by more than 80% since the charge was introduced on 20 October 2014... Read more.

 
     
     
 

SOUTH ASIA: EU to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches

European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up of old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia... Read more.

 
     
     
 

USA: North Dakota approves project to recycle oil drilling waste

North Dakota lawmakers approved a measure to create a pilot project aimed at treating and recycling some of an estimated 1 million tons of oil drilling waste annually for road building and other uses... Read more.

 
     
     
 

VIETNAM: Consortium launches e-waste recycling programme

The Vietnam Recycling Platform on April 6 launched the Vietnam Recycles programme to collect and recycle used, end-of-life and broken electronic equipment in Vietnam for free... Read more.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming ISWA Events

3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management

Korea, Rep., 21-23 May 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Minimisation and Recycling

Austria, 27-29 May 2015

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-to-Energy

Austria, 21 June - 01 July 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference: 3rd International Conference on Final Sinks

Taiwan, 23-26 August 2015

ISWA World Congress

Belgium, 07-09 Sept 2014

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