ISWA Beacon Conference 2016

ISWA Beacon Conference on Circular Economy & Resource Management 


The theme for WMAM’s 2nd ISWA Beacon Conference in Kuala Lumpur: “Circular Economy & Resource Management” could not have come at a better time. The recently released ISWA study titled “Global Waste Management Outlook” presented several daunting facts, but also provided viable solutions for leaders and decision makers.

Consider this:

• 2 – 3 billion people live without access to basic waste services.

• Cost of inaction to society exceeds the financial cost of a proper waste management by a factor of 5 to10.

• Waste prevention is key as 41 megacities (city population > 10 million) are expected to emerge by Year 2030, 32 of them in developing countries.

• Potential impact of improved waste management in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the economy is at 15% – 20%.

• Prevention of 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste generated per annum could save 9% of the total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

• 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle) cut the investment needed in sound treatment and disposal facilities.

The question of “bringing waste under control” following an ever increasing population, rapid urbanisation and consumption, calls for a paradigm shift from a linear to a circular economy. A linear economy is traditionally meant as a “cradle to grave” concept, resources are extracted from the planet at an ever-increasing pace, turned into products that are disposed (as waste) after use.

In contrast, a circular economy is one that is waste-free via closing of resource loops, resilient by design, restores ecosystems and is innovative and impactful to society.

In short, the circular economy perspective sees that waste is considered a resource, rather than just waste. This waste is recycled, reused and continues to be cycled infinitely, so long that it has no negative effect on human life or the ecosystem.

The 2-day ISWA Beacon Conference on March 30-31, 2016 will bring together several notable speakers on circular economy from the context of waste as resource management from across all continents.

The information and experiences to be shared will be of tremendous benefit to participants from the public and private sectors as well as academicians and tertiary students.

Highlight of Key Speakers for the event:

SPEAKER PROFILE – 3_March_2016 

Board Members of ISWA

Chair of Scientific Committee

Chair of Resource Management


Click here to view preliminary programme.

The WMAM Beacon Conference titled “Circular Economy and Resource Management” is something not to be missed by ALL.



Government Policy Makers (Federal and Local State), Planners, Environmental Consultants, WTE Technology vendors, Academics, Students, Recyclers, Traders & Manufacturers, Researchers, Waste Operators and Contractors, NGOs on Sustainable Environment and any other intere
sted party. 


The fee includes tea breaks & lunch on both days and the Gala Dinner on the evening of 16th April 2015. The registration fee includes 

Goods & Service Tax (GST) but does not include accommodation and transportation.



*provided ISWA membership number is stated upon registration or indicate if WMAM member

** As per World Bank List

*** Does not include Gala Dinner




A confirmation with an invoice will be sent to you by WMAM when the registration has been received. All registration fees must be paid in

EURO or MYR with bank transfer no later than 1st March 2016. Indicate Beacon KL – 2016 and your name on all money transfers. All bank

charges are to be paid by the participant.




Ms Raelyn Rachele Chwee ( / WMAM Secretariat ( or visit our website for

information and updates of the event

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30 Mar 2016 – 31 Mar 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia           Raelyn Rachele Chwee

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Involved ISWA Internal Group(s):

Working Group on Recycling and Waste Minimisation

Task Force on Resource Management


+43 1 253 6001             


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