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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 41, June 2016
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

These weeks are really intense periods for ISWA and its representatives participating in conferences globally.  Personally I have been welcomed in Finland, London, Norway and Cyprus in the last few weeks...Read More.

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ISWA at the United Nations Environment Assembly

The United Nations Environment Assembly took place end of May in Nairobi, Kenya, and ISWA is proud to have been invited to discuss the Global Waste Management Outlook...Read More.


A Big IFAT Thank You!

The ISWA team of experts and managers really enjoyed a great week at the IFAT show in Munich this June, despite the unseasonal rainy weather. IFAT, the leading trade fair for water, sewage, and waste management...Read More.


ISWA Beacon Conference on Resourcing the Future, Oslo, Norway

This 6th Beacon Conference on Recycling and Waste Minimisation which took place on 15-17th June 2016 in Oslo, looked at resource management focusing on the global Impacts of EU Waste Policies...Read More.

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ISWA European Group Circular Economy Conference, Brussels

The ISWA European Group organized a full day conference on the 8th June in Brussels with the title: ‘Circular Economy: from Concepts to Projects’. The event consisted of two separate sessions, discussing the policies and measures...Read More.


EWIT Project – 2nd round Twin City Workshops

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...Read More.


'Meet ISWA... workshops' in the Netherlands and Belgium

ISWA has recently embarked on a series of "Meet ISWA...“ Workshops in order to strengthen and increase our cooperation in various countries. One of the key aims of such meetings is to enhance and develop our relationships not only with the National Member, but also...Read More.


ISWA 2016 World Congress Quiz, the winner is…

Once again ISWA ran a competition to allow one lucky person a free trip to the World Congress, this year we are pleased to announce that Kostyantyn Pivnenko won this year’s competition and will be travelling...Read More.


Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation Meeting in Israel

The Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation met in Tel Aviv, Israel from 14 – 16 April hosted by Doron Sapir, Amon Rabin and Gali Feldboy of Dan Association of Towns (DAT) at Hiriya Park. Hiriya Park is...Read More.

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The Working Group Energy Recovery goes Stateside

ISWA’s Working Group on Energy Recovery headed over to Palm Beach, Florida last month for their Spring 2016 meeting. The meeting attracted 40+ guests from all over the world for two days of discussions followed by a site visit...Read More.


ISWA Silver Member establishes SWM Centre of Excellence

ISWA carries out ad-hoc training courses and workshops around the world through its various Working Groups and often in co-operation with other experts and bodies. Comprehensive training material has been...Read More.


ISWA Report 2015 Out Now!

Each year we bring you our annual report providing a comprehensive overview of our achievements and activities over the previous year. We are proud of this year's effort. The ISWA Report 2015 provides detailed information on our current projects...Read More.


ISWA Profile: Beatrice Giordani (San Marino)

Beatrice Giordani, Vice Chair Working Group on Healthcare Waste

Company and current position: Newster Group – International Relations Manager.. 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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EUROPE: Europe’s resource efficiency gains driven by economic downturn

Gains in the sustainable use of resources in Europe must not revert to the long-term pattern of economic growth accompanied by increasing resource use, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned...Read More.

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EUROPE: EU Environment Committee presses for 70% recycling rate

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has proposed amendments to the Waste Framework Directive and has called for a 70% municipal recycling target. The Committee wants stronger requirements for the separate collection of recyclables...Read More.


EUROPE: Most European countries see construction as circular economy priority, report reveals

Based on a survey of 32 of the 39 EEA member and co-operating countries, the ‘More from less - material resource efficiency in Europe’ report takes...Read More.


UK: Funding competition - agri-food innovation in Turkey

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey. We are running this competition in partnership with the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund...Read More.


UK: Edible bale wrap developed to reduce livestock farm waste

Three PhD students have invented an edible bale wrap to reduce farm waste. The patent-pending BioNet biopolymer was developed specifically for farms to wrap hay and silage.It is the brainchild of three...Read More.


WORLD: UN announces first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste

A partnership of leading international organisations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit...Read More.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA-TU Summer School on Material Flow Analysis and Solid Waste Management

Vienna, Austria 5 - 16 Sept 2016

ISWA World Congress 2016

Novi Sad, Serbia; 19 - 21 Sept 2016

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