ISWA Global News Issue 29, June 2014


ISWA Global News Issue 29, JUNE 2014

ISWA Global News

ISWA President David Newman

News from the President

Dear Friends, Colleagues and ISWA Member

The organisation of our Annual World Congress in Sao Paulo is racing along very well- over 700 abstracts were received and the organisers have now elaborated the programme. It is an exciting event with lots of collatarel events included; IPLA will hold their annual meeting …

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2014 ‘ISWA World Cup’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Exclusive football tournament as a side event of this year’s ISWA World Congress. Be part of it! 

Young Professionals Group Debut at the ISWA World Congress in Sao Paulo

Panel discussion and art exhibition “New Visions and Innovations on Old Themes” 

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ISWA signs MoU with WMRAS and NEA in Singapore

On the basis of an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed among I
SWA, …

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  Waste Management & Research

Inaugural ISWA TAP Centre’s seminar on WtE in Singapore

Shortly after inking the MOU (see article above), the three partners marked the first milestone in training collaboration with the ISWA-NEA-WMRAS Seminar on Waste-to-Energy

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ISWA visits the MENA region

The ISWA Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) and members of the ISWA Board held for the first time a meeting in the MENA region.

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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

As part of ISWA’s role as Lead Partner of the MSW Initiative of the Climate & Clean Air Coalition, ISWA has been tasked to produce a series of Webinars.

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  New ISWA Gold Members

ISWA European Group meeting and workshop in Brussels

From 16 to 17 June the ISWA European Group organised a workshop on the ‘Waste Hierarchy: induced challenges’ kindly hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, Belgium. read more


WM&R: Editor’s pick & editorial: open access

Each month the Editor of WM&R hand-selects a leading paper from the latest publication, which is available to download for free. The chosen article for May is:

Biohydrogen, biomethane and bioelectricity as crucial components of biorefinery of organic wastes: A review

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Profile: Ana Margarida Gomes (Portugal)

Ana Margarida Gomes, Member of the ISWA Young Professionals Group (ISWA YPG) and researcher and PhD student at FCT – Nova University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL).

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ISWA 3 Months Free Trial Membership

The ISWA 3 Months Tiral Membership – the perfect opportunity to become familiar with our Association’s work and activities.  It’s a convenient and easy way to decide if you wish to join ISWA as a regular member.

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Australia: Sydney’s household waste to be converted to gas

In an abitious plan, the City of Sydney is planning to convert non-recyclable household waste into gas suitable for the supply network. read more


Singapore: Water, solid waste to be treated at adjacent facilities

In the first initiative of its kind, used water and solid waste will be treated at facilities located next to each other in Tuas.
Singapore will see the implementation of more innovative environmental technologies, following announcements made at the Singapore International Water Week.

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  ISWA 3 Months Trial Membership

Europe: “best before” dates add to food waste

“Best before” dates on food add to a mountain of waste in Europe and could be scrapped for some long-life produce, a group of European Union states have argued in a discussion paper prepared for an agriculture ministers meeting on Monday.

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India: Toxic computer waste in the developing world

As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increase. Unfortunately, as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones become increasingly common so the problem of recycling and disposal of such devices when they become technologically obsolete rises too, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management.

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New Zealand: NZ considers mandatory product stewardship

New Zealand is considering mandating product stewardship schemes for four waste streams after voluntary arra
ngements failed to develop or adequately deliver.

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UK: Sainsbury’s powers supermarket entirely by food waste

Sainsbury’s in Cannock will be the UK’s first supermarket to run on electricity generated solely from food waste. 

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Upcoming ISWA Events

Romania, 18-29 August 2014

ISWA World Congress 2014

Brazil, 8-11 Sept 2014

ISWA Study Tour Collection, Sorting & Recycling 

Austria, 22-26 Sept 2014





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