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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 37, October 2015
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

Now a month has passed since the end of the magnificent Antwerp ISWA World Congress, this is the time of getting back to nuts and bolts of our work, to take the good intentions of our Congress and make them reality.  We'll have to wait a long time for a show as impressive as Antwerp. The documents released at the congress are making their way around the world... Read more

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Photos and Video from the ISWA World Congress 2015

According to the very positive feedback of the delegates THE ISWA event 2015 was an outstanding success. 1,260 participants from more than 90 countries gathered in Antwerp... Read more.


Global Waste Management Outlook launched

ISWA and UNEP officially presented the first 'Global Waste Management Outlook' (GWMO) during the ISWA World Congress in Antwerp to a wide audience... Read more.


25 million views for ISWA’s Wasted Health Report in Brazil!

During the 2015 Annual Congress, ISWA has released a first of a kind report to deal with the emergency caused by the inadequate waste destination around the world... Read more.

  Waste Management & Research

3rd ISWA Beacon Conference on Final Sinks in Taipei, Taiwan

The event was jointly organized by ISWA, National Taiwan University, Vienna University of Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Kyoto University... Read more.


ISWA at the first IFAT Environmental Technology Forum in Africa

As African markets are becoming more and more attractive, the Messe München International has introduced the first IFAT Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa... Read more.


Professional Training Course on Hazardous Waste Management

The course gave 25 practitioners from low and middle income countries the opportunity to gain knowledge about current practices and state-of-the-art developments... Read more.


EU Healthcare Waste Management Project Meeting in Macedonia

The fourth coordination meeting of the project “Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management”... Read more.


Healthcare Waste Working Group Meeting in Mons, Belgium

The ISWA Healthcare Waste Working Group (WGHCW) met for its second Working Group meeting of 2015 on Thursday 10 September 2015... Read more.

  New ISWA Gold Members

New Gold Member: Akarmak (Turkey)

ISWA is happy to welcome and to present a new Gold Member! Akarmak, founded in 1990, manufactures autoclaves, machines and pressure vessels for various industries... Read more.


WMAA (National Member Australia) has a new CEO

The WMAA Board announced the appointment of Martin Tolar as the Association’s new CEO. Martin is an experienced CEO, working with not-for-profit organisations... Read more.


ISWA Profile: Mariagiovanna Vetere (Italy)

Mariagiovanna Vetere – Vice Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Governance and Legal Issues features in this month's newsletter... Read more.

  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership - the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association's work and activities. It's a convenient and easy way to decide if you wish to join ISWA as a regular member... Sign up now!




ISWA General Assembly signs Climate Change Declaration

On 6 September, the ISWA General Assembly held its annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, and in the course of that signed a Declaration on Climate Change and Waste and Resource Management... Read more.


Global cooperation projects with the CCAC

During the ISWA World Congress 2015, ISWA and other lead partners of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) organized a session titled: ‘Sustainable waste management... Read more.


#roadtocop21: activities update

ISWA created the hashtag #roadtocop21. Watch out for that! Since September, under this hashtag ISWA informs regularly on Twitter, Facebook an LinkedIn about it's actvities in connection with COP21... Read more.



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WORLD: Sustainable energy breakthrough for developing world

A breakthrough sustainable energy technology at the University of Newcastle (UON) could help solve the global challenge of rural electrification in developing countries... Read more.

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AUSTRALIA: Councils pushed to build recycled roads

Councils in [the Australian State of Western Australia] are being officially urged to use recycled construction and demolition materials in new projects... Read more.


SWEDEN: Video on how Sweden is now recycling 99% of its trash

Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills... Read more.


UK: UK set for nappy recycling revolution

Disposable nappies, incontinent pads and feminine hygiene products will have a new life as plastic bins and pet litter thanks to a new recycling facility planned for West London... Read more.



UK: Sainsbury’s seeks food waste trial town

Sainsbury's is searching for a UK town to test initiatives to combat household food waste. The supermarket has launched a five-year plan targeting food waste in the household... Read more.


USA: Styrofoam-eating worms could happily dispose of plastic waste

Researchers believe they may have found a solution to the rising problem of plastic waste, NBC News reported. A team of engineers from Stanford University have been raising... Read more.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA/CAUES International Solid Waste Conference

Suzhou, China 11 – 12 Oct 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference: Secondary Resources from Waste – Sorting and Treatment Techniques

Hamburg, Germany 14 – 15 Oct 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy

Malmö, Sweden, 18 – 19 Nov 2015


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