How can you get Involved?
ISWA is calling on you to support it's campaign to #closedumpsites. Our goal is that all dumpsites are replaced by safe and sensible alternatives as soon as possible.
No matter your profession, even if you are not directly involved in waste, this matters and affects you. Almost everybody is affected directly or indirectly by dumpsites. That’s why we urge you to get involved, back our campaign and support us in our attempts to close the world's biggest dumpsites. Together we can help create a global movement.
Here's how you can help:
1. Sign Our Declaration
Our declaration calls for the closure, as soon as possible, of the world's 50 largest dumpsites. It also demands the closure of all dumpsites by 2030. The declaration, available in English, Portuguese and Spanish, can be read and signed here.
3. Provide Case Studies
We need more examples & case studies of successful dumpsite closures. As part of our objective to support dumpsite closures, we aim to consolidate as many examples into our knowledge base in order to assist cities in finding proper, long term safe and sensible solutions. Please send any such studies to the ISWA General Secretariat and use "Closedumpsites Case Studies" in the subject line.
4. ISWA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
ISWA is #tradingtrashforeducation by preparing and educating next generation youths who would otherwise follow their parent’s footsteps into working on the dumpsite. The ISWA Scholarship Programme has, until now, taken 45 children away from sorting trash in the dumpsites of Nueva Vida and La Chureca in Nicaragua and is providing them with a sustainable, long-term education.
See the photo album below for some pictures of a recent visit to Nicaragua by ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos.