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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 38, December 2015
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

As I write this piece for our year-end newsletter I feel overwhelmed by the events happening over the last month and to happen over the next weeks.  We were all horrified by the dreadful killings in Paris and an atmosphere of fear, at times panic, has spread over Europe...Read more.

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TF Resource Management finishes its mission and presents 6 reports

The views of governments and businesses are changing as the need is emerging to increase resource efficiency and reduce cost and environmental impacts. Novel business models are being tested that challenge the linear economy...Read more.


ISWA/CAUES International Conference, Suzhou, China

The International Conference on Solid Waste Management - Resource Utilization and Landfill Diversion, organized by ISWA in cooperation with CAUES, was held from 11 to 12 October 2015 in Suzhou, China...Read more.


Beacon Conference 'Resources from Waste', Hamburg, Germany

285 participants from 17 different countries attended the ISWA Beacon Conference titled ‘Resources from Waste: Sorting and Treatment Techniques’ which took place 14 to 16 October in Hamburg, Germany...Read more.

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Beacon Conference ‘Resource Management’, Buenos Aires, Argentina

This conference organized by ISWA’s Argentinian National Member ARS (Asociación para el Estudio de los Residuos Sólidos- National) and the Isalud University attracted 145 participants...Read more.


9th Beacon Conference on Waste to Energy, Malmoe, Sweden

128 experts, professionals and students from 19 countries gathered in Malmö, Sweden for ISWA’s 9th Beacon Conference on Waste to Energy, hosted by Avfall Sverige...Read more


6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6), Jakarta, Indonesia

During the Sixth Asia Pacific Urban Forum Conference, on 19 October a parallel session was organized by UN ESCAP, Waste Concern and ISWA. The session brought together delegates and...Read more.


Regional Seminar on BIOWASTE, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In Latin American countries biowaste represents a large portion of the total of municipal solid waste - MSW (up to 70%), and in Cities it often exceeds 50% of the amounts collected...Read more.


ISWA at the ECOMONDO 2015

For the first time, ISWA had a booth at the ECOMONDO in Rimini, Italy. Hermann Koller, ISWA Managing Director and Alfred Holzschuster, ISWA Finance & Member Service Manager...Read more.

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ISWA at IFAT 2016 - get a free day pass!

Once again ISWA has partnered up with IFAT, the world’s leading waste management exhibition. 2016 with the theme: Do not miss out on the great technical programme...Read more.


2016 ISWA-SWIS Winter School - Essay Competition Results

The Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas, USA is pleased to announce the “2016 ISWA-SWIS Competition on Sustainable Waste Management Essay” results...Read more.


New Platinum Member: SURECA (Belgium)

ISWA is happy to welcome and to present a new Platinum Member! SURECA stands for Sustainable Reusable Carriers. Carriers refers to different kinds of load carriers like pallets, boxes, drums, crates...Read more.


SWANA (National Member United States and Canada) has a new CEO

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA); ISWA National Member for both the United States and Canada; will be hosting the 2017 ISWA World Congress in Baltimore, USA. Mr. David Biderman, the new CEO of SWANA introduces himself...Read more.


WM&R is seeking an Associate Editor

Waste Management & Research (WM&R), a dynamic journal disseminating quality information on Solid Waste Management, is seeking a Solid Waste expert with a particular focus on Hazardous Waste including eWaste...Read more.


ISWA Profile: H. James Law (USA)

Vice Chair of ISWA's Working Group on Landfill, James Law, answers our questions this month. James Law works for ISWA Silver Member, SCS Engineers, in the United States...Read more.

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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!




UNFCCC offers to cooperate with ISWA

This year’s World Congress in Antwerp saw ISWA launch a number of ground-breaking reports which hope to shape and inform the waste industry, and the wider environmental community in the build-up to the Climate Conference...Read more.


City Exchange under the CCAC–MSWI: activities update

City Exchange: Municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil and City of Copenhagen, Denmark under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (CCAC – MSWI)...Read more.


ISWA at COP21: 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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AUSTRALIA: Hazardous waste facility and kaolin mine planned for Western Australia's Goldfields

The nation's only continuous running high-level waste facility is set to be established in Western Australia's Goldfields...Read more. 

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EUROPEAN UNION: New Circular Economy Package 'less ambitious' than axed predecessor

The European Commission's draft waste and incineration laws to replace the package it axed under its drive for "better regulation", has weaker targets for recycling and landfill than its predecessor...Read more.


BRITAIN: Australian footballers to play on Britain's recycled tyres

Footballers in Melbourne will soon be playing and training on artificial pitches topped with rubber granules from the tyres of old British cars...Read more.


ENGLAND: Waitrose turns grass into egg boxes

Waitrose has given the humble egg box a green makeover with the launch of a revolutionary new packaging material made from ryegrass and paper. The supermarket's...Read more.




ENGLAND: United Biscuits crunches emissions with waste cooking oil-fuelled fleet

McVitie's biscuits, Jaffa Cakes and Twiglets are taking greener journeys to retail partners thanks to the extension of a biofuel project from manufacturer United Biscuits, which sees its delivery trucks powered by used cooking oil...Read more.



MALAYSIA: Government continues to support electricity generation using solid waste

The government will continue to support the use of solid waste to produce renewable energy sources to generate electricity through the ‘waste to wealth’ concept. Energy, Green Technology...Read more.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA-SWIS Winter School on Landfill & Landfill Mining

Texas, USA: 18 – 29 Jan 2016

IFAT: Resources, Innovations and Solutions 

Munich, Germany; 30 May – 3 June 2016

ISWA World Congress 2016

Novi Sad, Serbia: 19 – 21 Sept 2016

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