14 Nov 2018

ISWA Position Paper on The Proposal to Amend the Basel Convention Regarding the International Movement of Plastics Waste

The following ISWA position paper on the proposal to amend the Basel Convention regarding the international movement of plastics waste was prepared by Jeff Cooper and Björn Appelqvist on behalf of the ISWA Board and adopted by...

12 Nov 2018

Atia ISWA Italy Coordinates End of Waste Decree Working Table Meeting at Ecomondo 2018

The Italian Ministry for the Environment and Protection of the Territory and Sea, Directorate General for Waste and Pollution (RIN), has set up a working table for the drafting of the End of Waste decree on mixed plastics, so...

9 Nov 2018

Guest Blog: Why China Banned Waste Imports

A brief introduction of pollution prevention and ecological civilization construction in China, By Liu Jinghao, China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation.


Mr. Liu Jinghao, is a senior engineer and member of China...

2 Nov 2018

Björn Appelqvist Elected to the ISWA Board; Antonis Mavropoulos Re-Elected ISWA President

Last week at the ISWA General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ISWA’s National Members voted in a new Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) Chair to serve a four-year term on the ISWA Board. Long-standing ISWA Member, Björn...

30 Oct 2018

Press Release: Italy's Minister for the Environment, Sergio Costa, Will Inaugurate Ecomondo and Key Energy

The Italian Minister for the Environment Sergio Costa will inaugurate the international Ecomondo and Key Energy expos, which open in a week at Rimini Expo Centre, organized by Italian Exhibition Group. From Tuesday 6th to Friday...

23 Oct 2018

ISWA Headquarters to Relocate to Rotterdam, Netherlands


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 23nd October 2018,


22 Oct 2018

Malaysia Hosts ISWA World Congress 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 OCOTOBER 2018 – The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2018 officially kicked off today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Hosted for the first time in Malaysia, the three-day...

16 Oct 2018

Waste Management Outlook for Latin America and The Caribbean Launched

Last week Argentina was the host of the XXI Forum of Ministers of Environment from Latin America and Caribbean. The high level event brought together 33 countries of the region to address issues related pollution, efficient use...

11 Oct 2018

Waste Management & Research - October 2018 Editor's Choice

We’re delighted to share the Editor’s Choice papers from the latest issue of Waste Management & Research (WM&R), which is also the ISWA Congress Special Issue.

10 Oct 2018

Guest Blog | Innovative Lecture about the Impact of Plastic in Marine Environment Takes Place at the Valorsul Sorting Center in Lisbon

The EGF – Environment Global Facilities and the Centre for Communication of the Oceans organized an innovative lecture dedicated to the theme of plastics in the marine environment on the 26.09.2018 in Lisbon. Ana Loureiro writes...