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ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 43, October 2016
ISWA Global News
ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos

News from the (New!) President

No more than 20 days ago, in Novi Sad, ISWA held one of its most successful annual congresses with 1300 participants from 72 countries, definitely our most massive and geographically most representative event ever...Read More.

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Record participation at the ISWA World Congress 2016!

The World Congress is ISWA’s most important annual meeting of experts and professionals from the waste sector. They come from all over the globe to study promising practices and relevant applications...Read More.


ISWA General Assembly 2016

On 18 September, the ISWA General Assembly was held at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. The National Member Representatives present elected a new President, two new Board Members and approved one new National Member...Read More.


A Roadmap for closing the world’s dumpsites

At the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, ‘A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites’. This roadmap will shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years...Read More.

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The ISWA Young Professionals Group sessions in Novi Sad

The ISWA Young Professionals Group (YPG) hosted three sessions at the World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia, including a workshop, a panel discussion and their annual general meeting. A report...Read More.


CCAC Regional Workshop on the margins of the ISWA Congress 2016

ISWA and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative (MSWI) team conducted a regional workshop for cities in the Southeast European region on 21-22 September in Novi Sad...Read More.


ISWA Working Group Meetings in Novi Sad

ISWA’s Working Group on Energy Recovery met for two days after the Congress at the University of Novi Sad on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September. Slightly shorter than the usual meeting, they still managed...Read More.


ISWA concludes MoU’s with Be’ah, WMWM and Lets Do It!

Intensifying cooperation with other leading international and regional organisations involved in the promotion of sustainable waste management and resource efficiency is at the heart of ISWA´s goals...Read More.


"One of the best experiences ever in my life": ISWA-TU Summer School

Written by Isaac Monney – College of Agriculture Education, Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana “I have participated in a number of workshops and seminars on solid waste management but the 5th ISWA-TU Summer School...Read More.


Enhancing the global network: ISWA at IFAT India

This year, for the first time, ISWA was represented at IFAT India in Mumbai, supported by its Indian National Member, the Institute of Chartered Waste Managers (ICWM). Waste Management is gaining more...Read More.

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Waste Management 2016, Kiev, Ukraine

Between 13-14th September, ISWA partnered with Business-Forum to host Waste Management 2016, an international exhibition of technologies and equipment for the solid waste collection and recycling. Board Member Alexei Atudorei...Read More.


ISWA RDN supports Modernization of Public Services in Moldova

In the first week of October, a delegation from the Republic of Moldova with 38 participants from the Ministry of Regional Development and Constructions, the Ministry of Environment, the State...Read More.


ISWA at HABITAT III, 18 October, Quito, Ecuador

This month, for only the third time, the UN HABITAT will meet in Quito, Ecuador and ISWA will be present with an official side event titled ‘Strengthen Waste Management For Implementing The New Urban Agenda’...Read More.


Register for free! ISWA EU Group Conference 14 November, Brussels

The ISWA European Group is organising a conference from 10 am – 5 pm on 14 November 2016 in Brussels, with the title: “Circular Economy: the role of Biowaste and Plastics”. Session 1- Biowaste represents a significant fraction of the municipal solid waste stream...Read More.


ISWA Profile: Weine Wiqvist (Sweden)

Weine Wiqvist, Treasurer on the ISWA Board.

Managing Director of the Swedish waste management association Avfall Sverige, ISWA's National Member in Sweden.

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ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

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OPINION: Landfills – Life in the old dog yet?

The collection and disposal of waste to land, generally without any treatment, was the bedrock of waste management until the early part of this century. Legislation and social change provided a very clear message: treatment of waste was going to be needed...Read More.

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AUSTRALIA: High-tech rubbish revolution

Wheelie bins will be banned and rubbish will go underground when an automated waste system is installed on the Sunshine Coast.

The high-tech, automated waste collection...Read More.


UNITED KINGDOM: Wilson Bio-Chemical opens autoclave waste plant

UK-based autoclave waste specialist Wilson Bio-Chemical has opened its micro autoclave fibre production plant for turning municipal solid waste (MSW) into biomass fibre that can be converted into chemicals or fuels...Read More.


SINGAPORE: Green group calls for mandatory plastic bag charge

In a bid to reduce the wasteful use of plastic bags and encourage people to bring their own reusable bags when shopping, Singapore’s newest green group Zero Waste SG has called for a scheme that...Read More.


USA: Landfills close the loop

Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed natural gas to run their heavy-duty trucks. Landfill owners are joining the growing alternative fuel movement by using compressed...Read More.


USA: Oregon County to make money importing medical waste

Covanta Marion Inc. has been turning solid and medical waste from Marion County, Ore., into energy for decades, but now the facility will be getting a boost in the form of imported medical waste...Read More.


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA at Ecomondo

Rimini, Italy; 8 – 11 Nov 2016

ISWA-SWIS Winter School

Texas, USA; 16 – 27 Jan 2017

ISWA World Congress 2017

Baltimore, MD, USA; 25 – 27 Sept 2017

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