Task Force on Globalisation and Waste Management (completed)

The globalisation of waste is a major concern for ISWA since it is one of the major challenges for the long-term sustainability of waste management. Recognising that Globalization creates substantial changes and brings new unprecedented challenges for Solid Waste Management, ISWA established a Task Force (TF) in September 2010. The TF aims to examine and make recommendations on a range of issues arising from the interaction between globalisation and waste management.


List of deliverables/results of the Task Force under different thematic areas

Task Force Members

Task Force Members

Björn Appelqvist,Denmark

Jeff Cooper,United Kingdom
Former ISWA and CIWM (UK) President

Costas Velis,United Kingdom
University of Leeds

Task Force Meetings & Events

Upcoming Task Force Meetings & Events

Currently there are no Upcoming Task Force Meetings & Events

Previous Task Force Meetings & Events



An analytical framework and tool ('InteRa') for integrating the informal recycling sector in waste and resource management systems in developing countries, IG Documents
Globalisation & Waste Management, Phase 1: Concepts & Facts, IG Documents
2012 Progress Report of TF Globalisation, IG Documents
2011 Progress Report of Task Force Globalisation, IG Documents
Globalization, Megacities and Waste Management - paper, IG Documents
Globalization, Megacities and Waste Management - presentation, IG Documents
WORKSHOP “Integrating informal sector recyclers into waste management in developing country cities”, 22-23 June 2011 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, IG Documents
Presentations on Informal Sector and Globalisation of Waste- ISWA Beacon Conference Waste Prevention & Recycling 21-22 June 2011, Buenos Aires, IG Documents
Participant Photo -Informal Sector Workshop, Buenos Aires June 2011, IG Documents
Globalising MFA – Decision Support for Waste Management in Cities based on the Software STAN, 2013, ISWA Papers