President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

Antonis Mavropoulos discusses the latest trends and changes in waste and resource management and more

13 Nov 2019 Guest Blog | Sierra Leone: Turning Bags to Bricks

Alfred Maada Fobay is the Waste Technician at Welthungerhilfe, an organisation which aims to improve waste management in cities through institutional, infrastructure development and capacity building measures. In this guest blog...

8 Nov 2019 Guest Blog | Finally Good News from Corfu

Professor Dimitrios Soukeras is the first Chairman of the Board of Waste Watch Corfu and the CEO of Organisational Diagnosis Ltd, a proactive Safety Business Consultancy which assists high risk entities with their risks decision...

28 Oct 2019 #PrayForAmazon Because it is Drowning in Waste

This guest post was written by Gabriela G P Otero, Technical Coordinator at ABRELPE, the Brazilian Association of Public Cleansing and Waste Management Companies and ISWA National Member in Brazil.

22 Oct 2019 From Waste to Resource: Solving the Plastic Pollution Challenge Requires a Shift in Perspective

Guest post by Erik Solheim, CEO of Plastic REVolution Foundation

5 Sep 2019 "Recycling is not a religion" - a Conversation with Antonis Mavropoulos

During his recent trip to Brazil, President of ISWA was interviewed by Mara Gama of Folha de São Paulo. View the English translation of the conversation below.

8 Jul 2019 Guest Blog | Let’s talk about Planned Obsolescence

This guest blog was written by Kamila Pope, author of the book “Understanding Planned Obsolescence: unsustainability through production, consumption and waste generation”

11 Jun 2019 Guest Blog | Myths and Facts on Oxo-degradable, Biodegradable and Compostable Bags

This guest article was written by Mario Malinconico, Researcher at CNR, President of ATIA ISWA Italy, President of Assobioplastiche S&T Committee; and Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President.


5 Jun 2019 Guest Blog | Waste Management Challenges in Uruguay

CEGRU: Cámara de Empresas Gestoras de Residuos del Uruguay (The Association of Waste Management Companies of Uruguay) joined ISWA in January 2019 as its latest National Member and fifth National Member in Latin America....

27 May 2019 GUEST BLOG | Hazardous Waste Management in the context of Circular Economy - An Holistic Approach

On May 21 in Osaka, Japan, a workshop organized by UNEP IETC focused on Hazardous Waste Management in the context of Circular Economy. At this workshop ISWA was represented by Nicolas Humez, Chair of ISWA’s Working Group on...

14 May 2019 Facts and Myths on the Origins of Plastics Entering the Oceans - Dispersing the '10 Rivers Myth'

This article was jointly written by Professor David C Wilson, Visiting Professor in Resource and Waste Management at Imperial College London and Immediate Past President of CIWM, the UK professional body for resources and waste;...