ISWA

President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

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

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...


21 Nov 2018 The End of Business as Usual for Waste Management!

The following text is the opening lecture of the ISWA President delivered during the Opening Ceremony of ISWA World Congress 2018.


9 Nov 2018 Guest Blog | Why China Banned Waste Imports

A brief introduction of pollution prevention and ecological civilization construction in China, By Liu Jinghao, China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation.

 

Mr. Liu Jinghao, is a senior engineer and member of China...


10 Oct 2018 Guest Blog | Innovative Lecture about the Impact of Plastic in Marine Environment Takes Place at the Valorsul Sorting Center in Lisbon

The EGF – Environment Global Facilities and the Centre for Communication of the Oceans organized an innovative lecture dedicated to the theme of plastics in the marine environment on the 26.09.2018 in Lisbon. Ana Loureiro writes...


5 Oct 2018 Guest Blog | David Biderman - Global Waste projected to be 3.4bn Tonnes by 2050

David Biderman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), ISWA's National Member in the United States and Canada. David has been a leader in the waste industry for more than 20...


3 Oct 2018 Workshop on the new Waste Law in Lebanon

The Lebanese Parliament recently voted on a new Waste Law, that was pending for approval for more than ten years. After an official request by the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR), ISWA provided...