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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 45, February 2017
ISWA Global News
ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos

News from the President

I wrote this piece in Mexico City, in between the breaks of the C40 biennial Mayors Summit, where I was invited to open the session on “Cities in the Circular Economy: New Models for Managing Materials and Driving Green Growth”...Read More.

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ISWA at COP 22 in Marrakech

This year again, ISWA has closely followed the climate negotiations of the Conference to the Parties (COP) 22 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), organised during...Read More.



ISWA at HABITAT III, Putting Waste on the New Urban Agenda

You may have already read about ISWA's Declaration calling for a commitment to action on closing the world’s 50 biggest open dumpsites. It was in October at the UN's HABITAT III conference that the declaration was first announced and signed...Read More.

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WasteMET Asia 2016: Focusing on a Greener Tomorrow

ISWA Managing Director, Hermann Koller was in China earlier this month for WasteMET Asia 2016, alongside ISWA's National Members from China, Singapore, New Zealand and Korea..Read More.


ISWA European Group Meeting in Brussels

On November 14th, 2016, the latest European Group Meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium, with the focus on a Circular Economy-The Role of Biowaste and Plastics. With over 90 participants, and 15 speakers...Read More.



Over the course of this year and throughout the upcoming years ISWA has made it a priority to reach out to it's members, one of the best ways to do this is by strengthening its presence at the various trade fairs and exhibitions...Read More.


ISWA Scholarship Programme: A big thank you!

In 2016 the ISWA Scholarship Programme expanded greatly through sponsorships, and because of this the programme in a first step accepted 10 more kids. This also allowed the programme to...Read More.


ISWA World Congres 2017 - Call for Abstracts

For the first time in nearly two decades, ISWA's World Congress is to be hosted by our National Member in the the United States, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)...Read More.


ISWA Young Professionals Brazil Chapter: A Profile

Founded in 2013, ISWA's YPG is now made up of 50 young professionals from 25 countries. The local group in Brazil, was created in June 2016...Read More.


ISWA Young Professionals India Chapter: Workshop in Bangalore

The ISWA YPG India chapter was launched in Bangalore on 26th Nov 2016. The event was combined with a workshop on CFL and HID lamps recycling in Bangalore. This topic was chosen...Read More.

  New ISWA Gold Members

Final Meeting of the EU Healthcare Waste Management Project

The final conference and partner meeting for the EU Healthcare Waste Management Project, Developing an EU Standardised Approach to Vocational Educational Training Awards in Healthcare...Read More.


Calling all Women and their Supporters!

After requests from members to promote and support women in the waste sector at the ISWA World Congress in September 2016, ISWA organised a first virtual meeting held by Skype on 10 October 2016 with participants from Austria, Greece, Israel, Peru...Read More.


Farewell and Good Luck!

We will soon be saying goodbye to some dear members of the ISWA General Secretariat staff who will be leaving us for new challenges and horizons. Alfred Holzschuster, Kim Winternitz & Julia Schönherr all say goodbye to ISWA this year...Read More.


All Change at the ISWA Headquarters

As you may have read, we have said a fond farewell to some long-standing ISWA colleagues this year. We are also delighted to introduce you to some fresh faces and new members of the ISWA family! The new...Read More.


Welcome to Our two Latest Gold Members!

We are pleased to welcome two new Gold Members of ISWA! Ineco (Spain) and Cenviro (Malaysia) are the latest new members...Read More.


Waste Management World: Reach a global Audience

Just over one year ago ISWA took over at Waste Management World magazine. It’s been a busy year and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to improve the magazine for both our readers and our advertisers...Read More.


ISWA Profile: Kathrine Heinrich, Australia

Kat Heinrich, became the Chair of ISWA Young Professionals Group In November. Over the next 12 months, she will lead a group of 60 young professionals from around the globe  together with Vice Chair, Andrea Wen..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: Smart Litter Bins Transform the Waste Industry

A number of technology companies are developing smart technologies to help make waste collection more efficient. Over the last few years, Enevo, a Finnish company have been fitting waste bins with sensors t...Read More.

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AUSTRALIA: A shot at coffee cup recycling

An Australian company has just completed a trial that could eventually lead to the country's first coffee cup recycling facility. Australians love their coffee, but their caffeine habit comes with a high environmental price  as every discarded takeaway cup ends up...Read More.


AUSTRALIA: From old tyres to biofuel

A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) can produce 3,000 litres of bio-oil...Read More.


DENMARK: Supermarket selling expired food opens second branch

It may be past its sell-by date, but for many Danes it’s a tasty proposition: surplus food being sold in a Copenhagen supermarket has proved so popular that a second store has been opened. After launching...Read More.


SINGAPORE: Turning trash bins into hotspots for info and money

Ten solar-powered, Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled, revenue-generating trash bins have been rolled out in a new pilot project on Orchard Road in Singapore. Known as Bigbelly bins for...Read More.


UK: AD generates more energy than landfill gas, reports ADBA

The latest figures from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), show that UK’s 540 anaerobic digestion plants now generate more energy than the landfill gas sector...Read More.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA-SWIS Winter School

Texas, USA; 16 – 27 Jan 2017

ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy

Austria & Germany; 18 - 24 Jun 2017

ISWA World Congress 2017

Baltimore, MD, USA; 25 – 27 Sept 2017

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