ISWA ISWA Global News Issue 25, October 2013
ISWA Global News
  ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

It would be remiss of me not to open this newsletter with a short report on the ISWA World Congress in Vienna. Well, in one word: fantastic! About 1300 attendees, great speakers, social events and a growing sense of belonging to a community, the ISWA family. And so well organised by the City of Vienna in such memorable locations. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this a wonderful occasion read more

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General Assembly adopts new vision and elects new Board Members

On 6 October 2013, the ISWA General Assembly was held at the ballroom of the City Hall in Vienna, Austria – a truly impressive venue. read more


ISWA World Congress 2013

Almost 1,300 Waste Management Experts from 84 countries attended the ISWA World Congress 7 – 11 October 2013 in Vienna, Austria, and – not just because of these record attendance figures – but also according to the delegates’ very positive feedback it was a huge success. read more


MSW Knowledge Platform launched

The CCAC Secretariat and the Lead Partners of the MSW Initiative: Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste Sector launched the MSW Knowledge Platform at the ISWA World
Congress in Vienna. read more

  Waste Management & Research

WM&R Special Issue: Leading Congress Papers

This month of October readers are spoilt for choice with two issues of WM&R, a regular issue and an additional special issue containing 11 of the leading papers submitted to the ISWA World Congress. read more


Young Professionals Group founded

The ISWA Young Professionals Group (YPG) was launched by nearly 30 young enthusiastic professionals at the founding meeting during the ISWA World Congress in Vienna. read more


ISWA & UNEP GHG & SLCP Emission Quantification Workshop

From the 19-20 September, 30 experts from 14 different countries gathered in Paris to attend the Veolia Sponsored ISWA/UNEP Greenhouse Gas and Short Lived Climate Pollutant Emission Quantification Workshop. read more

  ISWA Training Resource Pack

Training Resources Pack for Hazardous Waste Management

After the previous year’s awareness-raising events in Asia, Latin America and Europe, which established the expert network as well as the new chapter structure of the Training Resources Pack for Hazardous Waste Management, the project now turns to the second phase. read more

  New ISWA Gold Members

ISWA welcomes 3 new Gold Members!

ISWA is happy to welcome and present three new Gold Members! read more


ISWA & SWEEP-Net joint seminar on biowaste management 25-27 November Tunisia

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Beacon Conferences on W-t-E and WEEE: Register now!

Two highly interesting ISWA Beacon Conferences to come in November… Did you register? read more


Project grant: ISWA opens a new call for project proposals

The second round of funding through the ISWA Project Grant Programme is now open for proposals.

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Profile: Joachim Quoden (Germany)

Joachim Quoden – new Chair of the ISWA Working Group on Legal Issues. Independent Lawyer in Germany, admitted in Bonn. Managing Director of EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance).

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  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Tiral Membership – the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association’s work and activities. Sign up now!



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EUROPE: Europe’s electronic waste has become Africa’s burden

The disposal of computers and other electronic and electrical goods, e-waste, is a growing global problem. In 2011, the world threw away 41.5m tonnes of electrical equipment, and this is expected to rise to 93.5m tonnes by 2016. read more


AUSTRALIA: Recycling cooking oil leads to top environmental award

A project that recycles used cooking oil into renewable biodiesel fuel has won this year’s Golden Gecko Award for environmental excellence.

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WORLD: High price of global food waste

The waste of some 1.3 billion tons of food each year is causing economic losses of $750 billion and significant damage to the environment, according to a United Nations report. read more


WORLD: Scientists Call for World Clean-up

Leading international contamination experts have called for world-wide action to reduce the impact of man-made chemicals on human health and the environment.

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NEW ZEALAND: new product stewardship scheme

Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced the accreditation of a product stewardship scheme which turns nappies and sanitary waste into compost.

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UK: Food waste messages for maximum impact

Food waste messages for maximum impact – how to engage your residents in prevention and collections.

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WORLD: Half world population lacks waste management (UNEP)

A United Nations report warns that about 3.5 billion people, half the world’s population, lack crucial waste management services, significantly harming environment, health and economies. read more


Upcoming ISWA Events

ISWA Beacon Conference on Optimising Collection and recycling of WEEE

Germany, 14-15 Nov 2013

ISWA & SWEEP-Net joint seminar on Biowaste Management in the MENA Region

Tunisia, 25 Nov 2013

ISWA Beacon Confrence on Waste-to-Energy

Sweden, 27-28 Nov 2013

2nd Africa Sustainable Waste Management Conference

Angola, 22-24 Apr 2014


Germany, 5-9 May 2014

ISWA Beacon Conference on Recycling & Waste Minimisation

Denmark, 3-4 Jun 2014

ISWA World Congress 2014

Brazil, 8-11 Sept 2014


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