As the world’s leading international waste management network, we collaborate with a multitude of international organisations, lending not just our expertise but also our platform to help spread the word of sustainable resource management.
ISWA has worked with UNEP for many years having co-published the Global Waste Management Outlook in 2015. In 2019 we officially signed our MOU with the prestigious organization and look forward to releasing the Global Waste Management Outlook 2 later this year.
ISWA has worked with WHO on numerous occasions, providing expertise when necessary regarding Healthcare Waste in particular. We have been registered as in “Official Relations” with the WHO since 2020.
Sustainable Cities Network
In 2018, ISWA launched the “Initiative for Mayors and Municipalities” with the goal of attracting mayors and top municipal officers to ISWA under a shared vision of promoting sustainable waste and resource management.
The initiative, launched by Philip Heylen (Honorary Vice Mayor, City of Antwerp), was largely event/forum focused, with several high-level panels at leading international events, including World Cities Summit (Singapore 2018), ISWA World Congress 2018 (Kuala Lumpur, 2018) World Resources Forum (Antwerp, 2019).IMMinvited a range of stakeholders, from municipalities, NGOs and the private sector to discuss the implementation, challenges, and overall benefits of waste management and circular economy strategies at city level. A number ofMayors and cities participated in these discussions and panels and pledged that their city shares ISWA’s vision.
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