#ISWA2022 – Singapore slings ISWA back into a physical World Congress!

Sep 30, 2022 | All Working Groups, ISWA blog, ISWA news, Marine litter, Women Of Waste, Working Groups, YPG

From 21st to 23rd September 2022, the 38th edition of the ISWA World Congress took place at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

Hosted by ISWA National Member Waste Management & Recycling Association Singapore, this Congress was the first fully phsyical Congress in 3 years. To say it was much anticipated is an understatement.

A truly global community

With over 1150 visitors representing organisations in 51 different countries, the 38th edition of the ISWA World Congress was a wonderfully international experience.

Delegations from all corners of the world came together in Singapore, celebrating an incredible wealth of collective knowledge, expertise in diverse areas within the waste sector and of course, a shared love of networking and strengthening their ISWA community.

Strengthened partnerships and technical releases

The 2022 ISWA World Congress served as the perfect platform to renew ISWA’s longstanding partnerships with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and The Royal Academy of Engineering – Engineering X Safer End of Engineered Life.

ISWA President Carlos Silva Filho signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both organisations, signalling ISWA’s continued commitment to working with excellent partners towards better waste management across the globe.

ISWA’s Working Group on Collection and Transport Technologies commissioned this report under ISWA’s mission to promote and develop sustainable, professional waste management worldwide. The concept was to benchmark international best practices and observe how municipalities in different countries are evolving their fleets and what technologies are being considered.

The working group aimed to cover all the options: hydrogen; electric; hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO); hybrid; biofuel and compressed natural/liquid gas (CNG, CLG).



ISWA’s Women of Waste (WOW!) Task Force contribute to a policy paper on the role of the informal recycling sector in plastic pollution reduction, and recommended policy changes.




Passing the baton: 2023 ISWA World Congress hosted by Oman


ISWA’s National Member in Oman, be’ah, accepted the ISWA Congress flag from this year’s amazing hosts, as an official handover at the Closing Ceremony of #ISWA2022.

be’ah will welcome the ISWA community to Muscat, Oman for the 39th edition of the ISWA World Congress, from 30 October to 1 November 2023. 


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