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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 40, April 2016
ISWA Global News
ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

As expected this has been a very busy few weeks.  The two days rushing around Washington DC before Easter with ISWA MD Hermann Koller and SWANA CEO David Biderman and his Chairman Michelle Leonard...Read More

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ISWA Beacon Conference in Kuala Lumpur

The 2nd Beacon conference organised by Waste Management Association of Malaysia; (WMAM) was attended by 120 participants with 30 international and 90 local participants. About 20 of the local ...Read more.


3R International Scientific Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

The format of 3R International Scientific Conferences (3RINCs) started in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 with an aim to provide a platform to exchange ideas and opinions among experts in the field of material cycles ... Read more.


A donation for the ISWA Scholarship Programme of Euro 20,000

Dr. Luca Barilla from the world-famous food industry family based in Parma, Italy, donated 20,000 Euro for the ISWA Scholarship Programme in Nicaragua #tradingtrashforeducation ...Read more.

  Waste Management & Research

Task Force Resource Management Webinar

ISWA's Task Force on Resource Management was established in 2014 to look into the potential for effective resource management and in particular the circular economy to drive economic growth... Read more.


ISWA Working Groups: Spring Meetings Report

ISWA's Working Groups on Biological Treatment, Communication & Social Issues, Governance & Legal Issues and Healthcare Waste all met over the last two months in various cities across Europe... Read more.


LIPOR’s exemplary organic farming project

In July 2003, ISWA Silver Member LIPOR launched the "Horta à Porta" ("kitchen garden in front of your door") project in an attempt to optimize space, information and the means that exist in this region... Read more.


Beacon Oslo, Study Tours, Winter School: ISWA Events in High Demand!

ISWA Events would like to say THANK YOU to our members, partners and participants for a powerful start to the year 2016! We aim to offer an international range of stimulating and relevant events... Read more.


See you at the ISWA stand at IFAT 2016

IFAT - 'the world's leading trade international fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management' takes place at the exhibition halls at Messe Munich in Germany from May 30th to June 3rd 2016... Read more.

  New ISWA Gold Members

Update on the ISWA World Congress Novi Sad 19-21 September 2016

Preparation for the World Congress in Novi Sad this year are in 'full swing', with the abstract submission period now closed, there are 460 submissions to be sorted and selected for presentation... Read more.


ISWA Video Award 2016: Enter and win 1,500 Euros!

We are pleased to announce the 2016 edition of ISWA's online short video competition known as “ISWA Video Award” is now open for submissions... Read more.


Introducing ISWA’s Latest Honorary Member

At last year’s General Assembly, the Board of ISWA honoured one of our longest standing members, Günay Kocasoy of Turkey. Günay has represented the Turkish National Committee on Solid Waste, ISWA’s National Member in Turkey, since its inception in 1996. Read more.


New Gold Member: Klarwin, Romania

We are pleased to welcome a new Gold Member of ISWA! Klarwin, Romania is one of the most dynamic and ambitious Eastern European companies operating in the particular field of process engineering... Read more.


New Gold Member: DOWA ECO SYSTEM Co., Ltd., Japan

We are pleased to welcome a new Gold Member of ISWA! DOWA ECO-SYSTEM Co., Ltd. (DES) provides comprehensive environmental service based on problem-solving methodology towards the reduction of environmental risk... Read more.


The ISWA Team continues to grow - welcome to one new staff member!

Following a restructuring of the General Secretariat, the ISWA team has grown further and we are delighted to welcome one new colleague who joined in March 2016... Read more.


ISWA Profile: Gijs Langeveld (Netherlands)

Gijs Langeveld - Chair ISWA Young Professionals Group

Company and current position: Project Gijs - Advisor and project manager... Read more.

  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

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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AUSTRALIA: pilot diverts power tool batteries from landfill

The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative’s (ABRI) pilot project to collect and recycle used power tool batteries has seen 800 kilograms of batteries returned to Brisbane hardware stores since its launch in September... Read more.

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JAPAN: Plastic-eating bacteria could help revolutionise recycling

A team of researchers at Kyoto University report in an article in Science magazine that they have isolated a strain of bacteria that can "break down and metabolise plastic." That's right: they have found bacteria that love to chow... Read more.


UK: Link to Link: Driving Resource Efficiency Across Supply Chains

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group has brought together industry experts and 10 case studies, covering how each stage of the supply chain can become more resource-efficient and cut waste... Read more.


EU: EU vows tough enforcement of circular economy package

The circular economy package of waste and recycling laws will be backed by tougher European Commission enforcement than seen under previous administrations, an official yesterday (5 April) told plastic industry... Read more.


UK: Green energy from Cumbrian cheese

One of the UK's largest cheese creameries, First Milk, has announced the completion of a giant on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which is feeding bio-methane to the national gas grid. The new AD plant will supply up to 25% of the First Milk creamery's... Read more.


USA: MIT researchers convert waste gas into liquid fuel

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a form of bioconversion that could be used to convert waste gases to biodiesel for transportation. The 'Integrated bioprocess... Read more.


Upcoming ISWA Events

IFAT: Resources, Innovations and Solutions 

Munich, Germany; 30 May - 3 June 2016

ISWA Beacon Conference. "Resourcing the Future"

Oslo, Norway 15 - 17 June 2016

ISWA Study Tour on Waste to Energy

19 - 24 June 2016, Vienna, Austria

ISWA World Congress 2016

Novi Sad, Serbia; 19 - 21 Sept 2016

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