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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 39, February 2016
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

As you will read from the newsletter we are entering the most intense part of the year, the spring conference and trade show season. This annual merry-go-round sees us all involved in ISWA's activities in many parts of the world... Read more.

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The ISWA Scholarship Programme #tradingtrashforeducation

We all know that children working and playing inside an active, filthy dumpsite is dangerous, unhealthy and unethical. But yet, it still happens all over the world in developing countries...Read more.


ISWA-SWIS Winter School in Arlington, Texas, 18-29 January 2016

The Solid Waste Institute of Sustainability (SWIS) together with ISWA organised the first Winter School which was modeled similarly to the well-established ISWA Summer School programmes (2012-2014)...Read more.


International Waste Manager Training Week in Amman, Jordan

In cooperation with ISWA Silver Member, JGBC, ISWA co-organised a one week workshop in Amman, Jordan during December 2015. ISWA Experts  conducted a five day Solid Waste Management training course...Read more.

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ISWA Workshop "Hazardous Waste and Circular Economy Package"

Over 80 professionals from research, decision makers and industry gathered on 28 January 2016 in Brussels to discuss the European Commission's Circular Economy Package and its implications as well as opportunities...Read more.


ISWA Assisting the city of Sao Paulo further on Work Plan

Following the City Assessment and the making of an Action Plan for the Municipality of Sao Paulo, ISWA started implementing the 2nd phase City Assistance Project under the CCAC Framework...Read more.


ISWA’s assistance for more efficient waste management in Colombia

Colombia requested the technical assistance from the CTCN in 2015 for the development of a mechanical biological treatment pilot project. ISWA is helping the City of Cali deploy an alternative MSW...Read more.


EWIT Expert Modelling Workshop Plenary Session

The EWIT project- Developing an e-waste implementation toolkit to support the recycling and the secondary raw material recovery strategies in metropolitan areas in Africa, a Horizon 2020 project, held its plenary session in Vienna, Austria...Read more.


Let’s Do It! World Conference in Bursa, Turkey

At the Clean World Conference held 28 to 31 January in Turkey, Bursa, the international network of Let’s Do It! activists decided that instead of running and coordinating a series of big country-wide cleanup actions on separate dates, a new approach is needed...Read more.

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Free Day Passes to IFAT 2016

We have a number of free day passes available for this year's IFAT! IFAT is the world's leading trade fare focussing on waste management and will take place this year between May 30th and June 3rd...Read more.


Play and win a free trip to the 2016 World Congress!

We are offering one lucky individual the chance to win a free trip to the ISWA 2016 World Congress, which takes place in Novi Sad, Serbia...Read more.


ISWA Young Professionals Goes Regional

After two years’ centralised international operation since its inception, the ISWA growing Young Professionals Group (YPG) started to develop local networks of young professionals since November 2015...Read more.


ISWA knows How to COP

Beginning of this year the UNFCCC published “How to COP” - A handbook for hosting United Nations Climate Change Conferences. And ISWA contributed to it with a chapter on waste management. The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat has developed...Read more.


Keep up to date with the latest blogs

We now have two thought-provoking blogs on the ISWA website which are regularly updated to keep you in the loop on all of the latest waste and resource management trends and developments...Read more.


New National Member in Colombia

We are delighted to confirm that, following the agreement of the Board and General Assembly, we now have a new National Member representing Colombia The new National Member, Asociación Andina de Residuos, is a non-profit organization...Read more.


New Gold Member: Ladurner, Italy

We are pleased to welcome a new Gold Member of ISWA! Ladurner Ambiente Spa is a major international player in the environmental sector...Read more. 


New Gold Member: Ancitel, Italy

We are pleased to welcome a new Gold Member of ISWA! Ancitel Energy and Environment is a leading consulting firm...Read more.


The ISWA GS Team is growing - welcome to three new staff members

Following a restructuring of the General Secretariat, the ISWA team has grown further and we are delighted to welcome three colleagues who joined in January and February 2016...Read more.


Deadline Extended - WM&R is seeking an Associate Editor

ISWA's scientific Journal 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 to serve as Associate Editor (AE) for WM&R...Read more.


ISWA Profile: Jos Artois (Belgium)

Vice Chair of ISWA's Working Group on Communication and Social Issue, Jos Artois answers our questions this month...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!



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AUSTRALIA: Food waste recycling trial aims to reduce tonnes of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games landfill

A food waste recycling trial by Gold Coast restaurants is aimed at reducing landfill created by the 2018 Commonwealth Games...Read more.

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BRAZIL: Funding problems hit plan to clean Rio's polluted waterways ahead of Olympics

With the Olympic Games just months away, Rio de Janeiro has a problem: rubbish. Hundreds of tonnes of unprocessed waste flow into the Guanabara Bay every year...Read more.


EUROPEAN UNION: New initiative to capture critical raw materials from waste electronics

Each year around 9.9 million tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) is generated in the EU. WEEE is a rich potential source of recovered materials...Read more.


UNITED KINGDOM: McDonald's turns used coffee cups into brochures and luxury packaging

McDonald's paper cups are being recycled at scale for the first time in the UK thanks to a new partnership with British papermaker...Read more.




INDIA: Coimbatore airport – Zero waste management

Coimbatore International Airport, Coimbatore Corporation and Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore (RAAC) have initiated zero waste management at the airport premises from January 2016...Read more.



UNITED KINGDOM: Hubbub launches upcycling workshops to 'reinvent' unused clothes

Hubbub is launching a new series of low-cost upcycling events that allow people to 're-fashion' their wardrobes, in an effort to reinvigorate the £30bn of underused clothes...Read more.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA Beacon Conference on Circular Economy & Resource Management

Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia 30 - 31 March 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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