ISWA

President's Blog

 by Antonis Mavropoulos

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

1 Jun 2018 Guest Blog: Philip Heylen Introduces ISWA’s Initiative for Mayors and Municipalities

Philip Heylen is the honorary vice-mayor of the city of Antwerp and a member of the city council. He was also the Chair of the 2015 ISWA World Congress in Antwerp.

 

Philip Heylen also serves as Chairman of the Board of...


23 Apr 2018 Guest Blog | BIR Net - Underground Waste Handling in Medieval City Centre, Bergen

Struggling to improve the waste handling in the medieval city centre of Bergen, the city decided in 2008 to install an underground suction system. Toralf Igesund, Head of Planning, BIR, Bergen, Norway, writes a guest blog about...


10 Apr 2018 Guest Blog | UAV Surveying for Landfill Sites - An Example from Iceland

Nicolas Marino Proietti, CEO and founder of ReSource International ehf., company specialized in environmental Engineering and services in the Nordic countries writes a guest blog on the utilization of UAVs for landfill...


19 Mar 2018 Spring School: How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management – a Method and Toolkit for Low and Middle-Income Countries

ISWA would like to invite policy-makers, planners, administrators both at the country and city level to attend the Spring School “How to Design Solutions for Solid Waste Management - A Method and Toolkit for Low and Middle-Income...


14 Mar 2018 Guest Blog, Carlos Silva Filho on the closure of the largest open dump in Latin America

This is a shortened version of a post by Carlos Silva Filho. To read the full article, look out for the March/April issue of Waste Management World, published at the end of March. Loo

 

Carlos Silva Filho is the Vice President...


7 Mar 2018 Blog from the MD: China´s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and EU`s Circular Economy Package – Call for Action

ISWA's new Managing Director, Arne Ragossnig has prepared his first post for the ISWA Blog.

 

Arne Ragossnig has been engaged in the waste management sector for 25 years, including in academic, private and public sector...


19 Feb 2018 Kin-la-Belle or Kin-la-poubelle? Open Waste Dumping in DRC

Mike Webster, CEO and co founder of of WasteAid UK, writes a guest blog from the ground in DRC. Mike has over 15 years in the waste and secondary resource sector, with experience of planning, development and delivery of effective...


1 Feb 2018 Circular Economy – The End of the Beginning

A lot has been written in the past years about the circular economy, and there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm around the concept. Maarten Goorhuis has prepared a guest blog for ISWA on what the Dutch government is doing to...


16 Jan 2018 China’s Ban on Recyclables: Beyond the Obvious…

China’s ban on recyclables is one of the most disruptive movements for the recycling industry and it is shifting the global landscape for resource recovery activities.


3 Jan 2018 #CloseDumpsites: Open Burning in Lebanon a Human Rights Violation

Lebanon’s waste crisis gained international recognition in 2015, when garbage overflowed in the streets of Beirut. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Bassam Khawaja from Human Rights Watch explains why in a guest...