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...

25 Jan 2018

ISWA at SEE 'Save the Planet' 2018

ISWA RDN SEMEM is delighted to collaborate with the 9th Exhibition and Conference for South East Europe, ‘Save the Planet’ exhibition on 27-29 March 2018, in Sofia Bulgaria.

22 Jan 2018

Press Release: ISWA and be Waste Wise Announce Strategic Partnership for Knowledge Sharing

Vienna, Austria – January 22nd,


ISWA and be Waste Wise are delighted to announce a strategic partnership to create and broadcast a series of online trainings which will address today’s most pressing global waste challenges.


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.

8 Jan 2018

Waste Sorting Plants: Extracting Value from Waste

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest report from ISWA's Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation

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...

18 Dec 2017

ISWA Announces New Interim Managing Director

The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) has named Mr. Arne Ragossnig as new Interim Managing Director.

13 Dec 2017

E-waste Rises 8% by Weight in 2 Years, as Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

A new report on global e-waste, jointly authored by ISWA shows a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) of e-waste generated in 2016 — up 3.3 Mt or 8% from 2014.

11 Dec 2017

Marine Litter is a Planetary Crisis – warns UNEP as 200 countries pledge to tackle marine litter

“Sound waste management must be assigned the highest priority” agreed 200 nations at the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3 at Nairobi, Kenya) – echoing calls from ISWA – International Solid Waste Association.

5 Dec 2017

Press Release: A pollution-free planet will only be achieved with better waste management

ISWA reports show that 3 billion people worldwide do not have access to basic waste services and the pollution caused by dumpsites kills more people than malaria.