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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 30, September 2014
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

The ISWA family met again in early September for its annual General Assembly and World Congress, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We all enjoyed Brazilian hospitality and a generally good level of debate from the 1000 delegates present. Thank you to the Brazilian association Abrelpe for their very hard work in organising this event. read more

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General Assembly 2014

On 7 September, the ISWA General Assembly was held at the Sheraton World Trade Centre in São Paulo, Brazil. read more


ISWA World Congress 2014

This year one of the world's megacities was the stage for the ISWA World Congress. An estimated 20 million people live in greater São Paulo, making it the third-largest metropolis on earth. The venue fitted perfectly to one of ISWA's current main complex of themes: megacities, informal sector and global recycling markets. read more


"ISWA World Cup" Football Tournament in Brazil

It wouldn’t be Brazil if the host of the 2014 ISWA World Congress wouldn’t have organised a football tournament for the participants as a side event after the congress. read more

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ISWA World Congress 2015 Antwerp, Belgium: Call for Abstracts

On behalf of the city of Antwerp, Interafval and ISWA, Philip Heylen, Antwerp Vice Mayor and chairman of the ISWA 2015 organizing committee, is looking forward to welcoming you at the ISWA World Congress 2015 in Flanders/Belgium! read more


Beacon Conference on Waste Prevention and Recycling

ISWA and DAKOFA held a very successful 4th Beacon Conference in Copenhagen on Waste Prevention and Recycling titled "Closing the Loops" in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 16th - 17th 2014. read more


Ambitious Actions to Reduce Emissions from SLCPs from MSW

Since the launch of the CCAC Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, a group of cities have committed to accelerate the implementation of actions in their corresponding solid waste management systems to reduce the emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants. read more

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ISWA Develops a series of webinars for the CCAC

As part of ISWA's role as Lead Partner of the MSW Initiative of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, ISWA has been tasked to produce a series of Webinars. read more

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EU Healthcare Waste Project

Even though healthcare waste is very heavily regulated across Europe there is a considerable range of levels of waste management depending on national strategy and infrastructure. read more


A practical Source-book on Mercury storage and Disposal

The Expert Group Face-to-face Meeting for the development of "A Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Storage and Disposal", a joint effort of UNEP Chemicals and ISWA, took place 27 to 28 August in Vienna at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). read more


TRP+ Hazardous Waste Expert Workshop in Vienna

The TRP+ Project (Training Resources Pack for Hazardous Waste Management) had its third Expert Workshop in Vienna at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), alongside the UNEP/ISWA Mercury Expert Group Meeting. read more


Working Group Landfill - Fond Farewell Mr Derek Greedy

The recent meeting of the ISWA WG-Landfill during the ISWA World Congress saw the end of an era, as Mr Derek Greedy long standing chair stepped down. read more


New Platinum Member: ARA AG From Austria

ISWA is happy to welcome and present a new Platinum Member! ARA AG (Altstoff Recycling Austria AG) is Austria's leading collection and recovery system for packaging waste. read more

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ISWA Welcomes Three New Gold Members!

ISWA is happy to welcome and present three new Gold Members!  read more

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WM&R Editor's Pick and Editorial: Open Access

Each month the Editor of WM&R hand-selects a leading paper from the latest publication, which is available to download for free. read more

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Profile: Vivek Agrawal (India)

Vivek Agrawal, Chairman of the ISWA Working Group on Collection and Transport Technology. read more

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ISWA Three months trial membership

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Australia: Painting a picture of waste in Australia

A national product stewardship scheme for architectural and decorative (A&D) paint has been recommended by the National Paint Stewardship Scheme Implementation Working Group in a new report on Australian paint consumption and disposal. read more


Europe: 96% Say Resources should be used more efficiently

The vast majority of Europeans think their own country is generating too much waste, according to the results of a new research poll. read more


UK: Ban food waste to landfill, says EAC

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling on government to introduce a landfill ban for food waste and lower the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) on recycled products to help boost the circular economy and end the 'throwaway society'. read more


USA: Garbage-Loving techno-shell takes a bite of waste

A large shell-shaped structure is sucking tonnes of rubbish out of a river for free. The Inner Harbour Water Wheel uses solar power to run a water wheel, into which garbage from the surrounding harbour is funnelled. read more


USA: E-Waste recycling facility for rare Earths in Michigan (Video)

Mount Pleasant, Michigan based e-waste recycling firm, 3S International has opened its first end-of-life electronics processing facility to recover rare earth elements in Tinley Park, Illinois. read more


WORLD: Researchers say pacific garbage patch growing

Researchers have returned to the area known as the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch', which captured the world's attention when a huge 'garbage island' was spotted in the middle of the Pacific, and they say it is getting worse. read more


Upcoming ISWA Events

Working Group on Legal Issues: Informal Sector Workshop

Romania, 09 Oct 2014

Sorting Plants Study Tour

United Kingdom, 11-13 May 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference on Waste Minimisation and Recycling

Austria, 28-29 May 2015

ISWA Study Tour on Waste-to-Energy

Austria, 22-26 June 2015

ISWA Beacon Conference: 3rd International Conference on Final Sinks

Taiwan, 23-26 Aug 2015

ISWA World Congress

Belgium, 07-09 Sept 2014

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