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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 28, April 2014
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues and ISWA Member

Europe heads towards the election of its Parliament in May, a Parliament which will have new and greater powers over EU policy. EU policy has long been a totem for the rest of the world as Europe has focussed on environmental quality, public health and resource/energy recovery when dealing with waste. Now the focus is on prevention... Read more

  Alfons Walde, Aufstieg der Schifahrer (ascent of the skiers)

ISWA signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNIDO

In March 2014, the President of ISWA, David Newman, and the Director General of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Li Yong, officially signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between these two organisations, which paves the road for collaboration... Read more


ISWA World Congress Sao Paulo; Early Bird fee until 30 May!

This September, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, will host the ISWA 2014 Solid Waste World Congress, one of the world’s most important congresses in the field of waste management... Read more

  Waste Management & Research

Global Waste Management Outlook: Dedicated work continues

The GWMO Editorial and Project Management Team met at the headquarters of UNEP-IETC in Osaka from the 10th to 13th of March to work on... Read more

  Waste Management & Research

TRP+ Workshop at UNEP/IETC, Osaka, Japan

ISWA held its TRP+ expert working workshop at the UNEP/IETC's Osaka office 12-14 March 2014, in parallel with other workshops held by the IETC on the topic of waste management. Read more


CCAC MSW Initiative lead partners ISWA and US EPA visit Lima, Peru

Rachael Williams Gaul, Technical Manager of ISWA and Thomas Frankiewicz from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, together with two experts from Tetra Tech were warmly welcomed... Read more

  ISWA Training Resource Pack

ISWA Report 2013 out now!

ISWA’s mission is to promote sustainable waste management. The ISWA Report 2013 provides a comprehensive summary of the association’s activities made towards fulfilling its mission during the year 2013. Read more

  ISWA Project Grant

ISWA Website: New video and photo galleries

The ISWA website has just been restructured and a new 'Media'-section has been introduced.

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ISWA Awards now open for submissions

Each year ISWA honours excellent efforts and creative ideas that increase public awareness and promote sustainable waste management.

It is already a tradition that each year ISWA gives two prizes to award the best communication campaigns and the best publications in waste management.

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ISWA at IFAT 2014 (5-9 May, Munich)

Once again ISWA has partnered up with IFAT, the world’s leading waste management exhibition. This year with the theme:

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ISWA European Group Meeting (16-17 June, Brussels)

ISWA Members are invited to the next meeting of the ISWA European Group. Read more


Cleanenviro Summit Singapore (1-4 June, Singapore)

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) is the global platform for... Read more

  ISWA Sponsorships

WM&R: Editor's pick for the April issue

Each month the Editor of WM&R hand-selects a leading paper from the latest publication, which is available to download for free. The chosen article for April is: The status and development of treatment techniques of typical waste electrical and electronic equipment in China: A review by Yunxia He and Zhenming Xu

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  New ISWA Gold Members

New ISWA National Member Organisation in Finland

As of 1 January 2014 Jätehuoltoyhdistys ry JHY (Waste Management Association JHY) became the ISWA National Member Finland.

A personal message from JHY’s President, Ms Auli Westerholm:

Hello from Finland!

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Profile: Björn Appelqvist (Denmark)

What is your background?

Raised in the coastal village of Åhus in Northeastern Scania in southern Sweden, I went on to study at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, receiving an MSc degree in Process Chemical Engineering...

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  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

ISWA 3 Months Free Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Tiral 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.

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  Image News 2

EU predicts 'Waste Tsunami' if world fails to cut down trash

The European Commission is preparing new policy proposals to reduce waste and reach greater recycling rates, in order to move towards a zero-refuse economy.

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EU decides to bag the plastic shopping bag

The European Parliament has voted in favour of curbing the use of thin plastic bags in the European Union by 50 per cent by 2017 and 80 per cent by 2019.

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Era-net Bioenergy 8th joint call

The coordination and cooperation of national/regional research activities in the area of integrated biorefinery concepts will be promoted. Read more


New Zealand: Check on child car restraints

A project has been launched to reduce the number of car restraints for children going to landfill sites and improving road safety through properly disposing old ones.

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UK: British Airways gives green light to use waste for jet fuel

The British airline is partnering with US bioenergy firm Solena Fuels to create the world's first facility in Essex to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

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  Nigeria Clean it up

UK: Call to launch landfill bans to create 47,500 jobs in the UK

The UK could create 47,500 skilled jobs if it kept five key waste materials out of landfill, according to new research by think tank Green Alliance.

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Upcoming ISWA Events


Germany, 5-9 May 2014

ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy

Austria, Czech Republic, 22-27 June 2014

ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling: Closing the loops

Denmark, 16-17 June 2014

ISWA Summer School 2014

Romania, 18-29 August 2014

ISWA World Congress 2014

Brazil, 8-11 Sept 2014

ISWA Study Tour Collection, Sorting & Recycling

Austria, 22-26 Sept 2014


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