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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 42, August 2016
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

The road to Novi Sad in Serbia is now being walked by over a thousand of us, all heading to our 2016 World Congress on September 19. I am looking forward to seeing you all there...Read More.

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Game of Thrones Star to Moderate ISWA World Congress Session

Thomas Wlaschiha, who plays Jaqen H'ghar in one of the most watched shows on television – Game of Thrones, will be the moderator of the Plenary Panel Discussion at ISWA World Congress 2016 in Novi Sad...Read More.


CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2016 (CESS)

ISWA President David Newman and Hermann Koller, ISWA Managing Director, both presented at the Innovative Clean Enviro-Solutions for Growing Cities (CESS), in July 12-14, 2016 at the Sands Expo...Read More.


ISWA Scholarship Programme: A letter from Timothy

The ISWA Scholarship Programme #tradingtrashforeducation has been founded end of 2015 and currently targets 40 children who sorted garbage in dumpsites called Nueva Vida...Read More.

  Waste Management & Research

ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy: This was Edition Number 7!

In June, the 7th Study Tour on Waste-to-Energy, in partnership with ISWA Austria and led by the indefatigable Franz Neubacher, UV&P, toured a total of five waste-to-energy plants...Read More.


ISWA/CCAC Landfill training workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Two of ISWA’s outstanding experts on landfill, Dr Sahadat Hossain and David Dugger, conducted a workshop on “Technical and Managerial Aspects of New Sanitary Landfill Construction” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...Read More.


ISWA Video Award: ...and the Oscar goes to...

This year, for the fourth time, ISWA conducted an online short-video competition called the “ISWA Video Award”. The theme of the contest was ‘Waste’. Entries should explore the theme ‘Waste’ as one of the major global problems...Read More.


City of Vienna wins ISWA Communications Award 2016

The judging panel had an excellent selection of waste management communication promotions to assess in 2016. Thirteen communication initiatives...Read More.

  New ISWA Gold Members

ISWA Working Group on Landfill meeting in Porto

The ISWA Working Group on Landfill Spring meeting was hosted by LIPOR, the Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto on 27-28 June in Porto, Portugal. Group members visited LIPOR’s closed landfill site...Read More.


7th Coordination meeting of the EU-HCWM project in Warsaw, Poland

The seventh coordination meeting of the project "Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare Waste Management(EU-HCWM) – was held on the 4th and 5th July 2016 in Warsaw, Poland...Read More.


ISWA-SWIS Winter School 2017 - Apply for a Scholarship!

Registrations are now open for the 2nd ISWA Winter School in Texas, USA and we are delighted to announce that there will be a number of Scholarships available once again. The school will take place in Texas, USA...Read More.


Spirit of Optimism, Ukraine: Waste Management 2016- Be there with ISWA

ISWA is supporting this exhibition as an Official Partner and we are pleased to announce a special discount rate on registration for ISWA Members! Please see the website for registration details...Read More.


New Platinum Member: Dubai Municipality, UAE

We are pleased to welcome a new Platinum Member of ISWA! Dubai Municipality, UAE. Dubai Municipality was founded in 1954 commencing its activities with a cadre of seven employees undertaking simple tasks in cleaning the city...Read More.


ISWA Profile: Atilio Savino (Argentina)

Atilio Savino, Board Member​ re​p​resenting RDN Latin America​;

President of ARS, former President of ISWA and Member for 21 years...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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WORLD: Taking responsibility for electronic-waste disposal

The world is producing ever more electrical and electronic waste. The quantity of dumped computers, telephones, televisions and appliances doubled between 2009 and 2014, to 42 million tonnes per year globally...Read More.

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WORLD: Turning nappies into bioplastics

Recycling firm joins group of 12 companies working to convert waste bound for landfill into raw materials for chemical industry. Recycling specialist Knowaste has joined an international waste project working to turn rubbish headed for landfill...Read More.


AUSTRALIA: Cash back for drink containers to help recycling

The Liberal National Government will introduce a container deposit scheme for drink bottles and cans to help improve recycling and reduce littering in the Australian state of Western Australia...Read More.


ITALY: New material for trackbeds from used tires

Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, the rail company AZVI and the University of Seville have developed a material for use in the subballast layer of train tracks that incorporates shredded rubber...Read More.


USA: Five key takeaways from a WTE ash management report

An industry group committee will release a report next month on waste-to-energy (WTE) ash management. The research finds that ash recovery plays a significant role in recycling. The report...Read More.


USA: Oregon County to make money importing medical waste

Covanta Marion Inc. has been turning solid and medical waste from Marion County, Ore., into energy for decades, but now the facility will be getting a boost in the form of imported medical waste...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


Rimini, Italy; 8 – 11 Nov 2016

ISWA-SWIS Winter School

Texas, USA; 16 – 27 Jan 2017

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