ISWA

President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

Antonis Mavropoulos discusses the latest trends and changes in waste and resource management and more

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...


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...


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.


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...


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


6 Nov 2017 Guest Blog - Björn Appelqvist: What does it take to go circular?

Björn Appelqvist is the Chair of ISWA's Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation and Department Manager, Waste Management at Ramboll Environment & Health.

 

Recently Björn has led ISWA's initiatives focussed on the...


27 Oct 2017 Guest Blog: "Making Waste Work" by Zoë Lenkiewicz

Zoë Lenkiewicz is Head of Communications at WasteAid UK, a waste management charity. WasteAud UK has produced a toolkit on community waste management called Making Waste Work. In our latest guest blog, Zoe introduces us to the...


23 Oct 2017 President's Blog | Wasted Health: Pollution is Killing Millions

Two years after ISWA’s Report “Wasted Health: The tragic case of dumpsites” that described the linkages between the world’s dumpsites and human health, a new landmark report that was published recently by the Lancet Commission on...


2 Oct 2017 President's Blog: Baltimore: The congress that gave us so much more.

Just a few days ago, on September 25th, 2,300 participants from more than 60 countries, met in Baltimore, for a unique event in which combined the ISWA World Congress with WASTECON, the biggest waste management event in USA.


15 Sep 2017 President's Blog: Floods are the new normal

Following the recent floods in North America and South Asia, Antonis Mavropoulos considers whether this is a one-off, or whether such extreme weather is here to stay.