22 Mar 2018

A Visit to Estrutural: #CloseDumpsites' First Major Success

As ISWA proudly reported last week, Estrutural finally closed on 20th January 2018, representing the first major success in ISWA’s initiative to improve human health and wellbeing by closing waste dumpsites.   



20 Mar 2018

ISWA Announces Cooperation with Brazilian Municipality to Beat Marine Litter

Santos will be the first city in South America to participate in an international initiative for the development of waste management solutions with the objective of protecting the marine environment.

19 Mar 2018

Spring School: How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management – a Method and Toolkit for Low and Middle-Income Countries

ISWA would like to invite policy-makers, planners, administrators both at the country and city level to attend the Spring School “How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management - A Method and Toolkit for Low and Middle-Income...

14 Mar 2018

Guest Blog, Carlos Silva Filho on the closure of the largest open dump in Latin America

This is a shortened version of a post by Carlos Silva Filho. To read the full article, look out for the March/April issue of Waste Management World, published at the end of March. Loo


Carlos Silva Filho is the Vice President...

12 Mar 2018

ISWA Communication and Video Awards Are Open for Submissions

ISWA is happy to announce that the annual Communication Award 2018 and Video Award 2018 are now accepting entries from members and non-members.

7 Mar 2018

Blog from the MD: China´s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and EU`s Circular Economy Package – Call for Action

ISWA's new Managing Director, Arne Ragossnig has prepared his first post for the ISWA Blog.


Arne Ragossnig has been engaged in the waste management sector for 25 years, including in academic, private and public sector...

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...

12 Feb 2018

Palu, Indonesia "Think big, start small and move fast" a special report for #CloseDumpsites

Jessica Magnusson is currently the CEO at Borås Waste Recovery in Sweden. In a guest posts for #closedumpsites, Jessica describes her experiences in Palu on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The people who live and work on...

9 Feb 2018

World Cleanup Day 2018 is almost here – Get Involved!

Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, Let’s Do It! World, aims to bring together 150 countries from all over the world this September for the greatest mass civic action the world has ever seen.

5 Feb 2018

"Waste Cowboys": ISWA-SWIS Winter School, a Guest Post

Written by Nina Tsydenova– University of Oldenburg, Germany


Nina Tsydenova, graduated in Sustainability Economics and Management (MA) in Germany. She wrote her Master thesis focusing on funding possibilities of waste treatment...