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28 May 2017

President's Blog | A Guest Post from Timothy Bouldry

Timothy Bouldry is the Coordinator of the ISWA Scholarship Programme. Timothy has been working with young, informal workers on some of the most dangerous places on earth.


24 May 2017

Antonis Mavropoulos with a Report from Al Ekaider Dumpsite, Jordan

ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos has recently been in Jordan with Timothy Bouldry talking with the informal workers and exploring the conditions


16 May 2017

A Report from one of the Largest Dumpsites in Sierra Leone

Bomerh, the Largest Illegal Dumpsite in Bo City, Sierra Leone Supports the ISWA #CloseDumpsites Initiative


15 May 2017

President’s Blog: A Guest Post from Fernando Leite

Dr Fernando Leite is Vice President of ISWA's National Member in Portugal, APESB. APESB is the Portuguese Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, a non-governmental organization, founded in 1980, is the national...


9 May 2017

President's Blog | Guest Entry from the Argentine Ministry of Environment

Luis Lehmann has written a guest blog on behalf of our National Member in Argentina. Luis is the National Director of Integrated Waste Management within the Argentine Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development.

 

In the...


21 Apr 2017

Press Release: ISWA's Message on Earth Day 2017

Tomorrow, 22 April 2017, is Earth Day and ISWA's message looks at the impacts of poor waste management on climate change.


24 Mar 2017

Waste Management & Research Editor's Pick for March

We’re delighted to share the most recent Editor’s Choice article from the latest issue of Waste Management & Research (WM&R), as selected by David E. Ross (Associate Editor for the journal). (Find all the Editor’s Choice...


21 Mar 2017

David Biderman on #closedumpsites in The Washington Post

ISWA's #closedumpsites initiative, in which we are calling for the closure of the world's biggest dumpsites, is gaining a lot of traction. If you haven't already signed our declaration, we urge you to do so here. 

 

This...


21 Mar 2017

An Open Letter from ISWA President, Antonis Mavropoulos

On March 11th, 113 people were killed from a massive landslide in Koshe, Addis Ababa’s dumpsite. More than 80 are still missing. The landslide levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of informal recyclers living inside the Koshe...


17 Mar 2017

Latest Weekly Waste Briefing now Online!

Did you know that 44% of bread produced is not consumed? 

 

Meet the companies who are converting unconsumed and unsold bread into something that rarely gets wasted.. beer.

 

Read about this, and much more in our latest...