President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

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

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;...

3 Apr 2019 There is no Copy and Paste Solution - Rome Must Get Back to Basics with its Waste Management Policy

A few days ago, ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos was interviewed by Il Messaggero journalist Mauro Evangelisti about the waste management problems in Rome. The ISWA president explained that the problems in Rome are the result...

12 Mar 2019 "Solid Waste Management is an Integral Part of Each and Every Effort for a Sustainable Future"

Read the President of ISWA's speech at the side event titled, ‘Innovative and Locally Appropriate Waste Management Solutions for a Pollution-free Planet” on the 11th of March, the opening day of UNEA 4 in Nairobi, Kenya.

25 Feb 2019 Guest Blog | Saving Kerbside Recycling

Mike Ritchie, Managing Director of the MRA Consulting Group, Australia, has over 20 years of experience in the waste management industry working with clients as diverse as ASX200 listed companies right through to local small...

11 Feb 2019 Guest Blog | Turning off the Plastic Tap in Developing Countries Needs More Than a One Size Fits All Solution

Prof Linda Godfrey has over 20-years of sector experience and lectures internationally on solid waste management in developing countries, including the social, economic and environmental opportunities of “waste” within a circular...