Our latest publications

Over the course of 2017, ISWA released several important and dynamic reports, publications and studies which reflect the broad range of issues and stakeholders we represent: 

The Global E-waste Monitor 2017

The Global E-waste Monitor 2017, a joint effort of the ITU, the United Nations University (UNU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), provides the most comprehensive overview of global e-waste statistics and an unprecedented level of detail, including an overview of the magnitude of the e-waste problem in different regions:


Read the report here.

Prevent Plastic Marine Litter, Now!

Our report casts new light on marine litter, outlining how sound waste and resources management around the World, in particular the Global South, can make a major difference in tangibly mitigating the problem.


Read the report here

Asia Waste Management Outlook

Following on from ISWA and UNEP’s formative Global Waste Management Outlook; sprung a series of more focussed overviews. Last year saw our continued cooperation with UNEP and the beginnings of the Asia Waste Management Outlooks with a general summary and a more focussed Central Asia Waste Management Outlook. Look out for further reports coming out in 2018.


The Asia Outlook summary for decision makers can be found here.


Read the full Central Asia Waste Management Outlook here.

The 4th Industrial Revolution & the Waste Management Sector

Waste management will be transformed by new technologies. Therefore, ISWA set out to survey the global waste management community, the findings of which are summarised in this report which highlights how the industry can make use of technology to play a leading role in building a circular economy amongst many other advancements.



Read the study here.

Barriers to Sustainable Resource Management

These two booklets present the recommendations and commitments resulting from a series of workshops and dialogues with the designers’ world. They provide a series of useful recommendations for all stakeholders along the value chain including suppliers, producers and waste managers.



Read the booklets here.