• #Closedumpsites

    A global initiative from ISWA International Solid Waste Association

ISWA News

23 Nov 2017

Better waste management can help #Beatpollution

UNEP’s Executive Director, with his latest report  asks for a new approach to managing our economies in which waste reduction and management must be prioritized.

Point 21 of the report highlights the direct correlation...


14 Nov 2017

Special Report for #closedumpsites: Kenya's Dandora Dumpsite - a Health and Environmental Tragedy

This report has been prepared by Professor Jared Onyari (pictured left), Environmental Impact Assessment Lead Expert and President of Kenya Environment and Waste Management Association. In it, he describes the very serious...


27 Oct 2017

Guest Blog: "Making Waste Work" by Zoë Lenkiewicz

Zoë Lenkiewicz is Head of Communications at WasteAid UK, a waste management charity. WasteAud UK has produced a toolkit on community waste management called Making Waste Work. In our latest guest blog, Zoe introduces us to the...


23 Oct 2017

President's Blog | Wasted Health: Pollution is Killing Millions

Two years after ISWA’s Report “Wasted Health: The tragic case of dumpsites” that described the linkages between the world’s dumpsites and human health, a new landmark report that was published recently by the Lancet Commission on...


8 Oct 2017

Child Labour Platform: ISWA Scholarship Programme sheds light on Dumpsites

Between 5-6 October 2017, dumpsites were on the agenda at the Child Labour Platform, exposing one of the world's most dangerous workplaces and highlighting the amazing work of the ISWA Scholarship Programme.


22 Jun 2017

President's Blog: Three lessons and 42,500 euros from NVRD

On Thursday May 18th, ISWA President Antonis Mavropoulos was invited to Maastricht, Netherlands to participate in the annual conference of ISWA's strongest National Members and was delivered with an incredible surprise at the...


14 Jun 2017

#CloseDumpsites Initiative Gathers Momentum in Cape Verde

The Prime Minister of Republic of Cape Verde, Dr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva, has become the latest high-profile politician to declare support for ISWA’s initiative to close the world’s biggest dumpsites.


13 Jun 2017

Guest Blog | New Data Highlights the Waste Situation in Asia: A Guest Blog from Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby

Prof. Agamuthu is a Senior Professor at the University of Malaya (UM) and is the President of the Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment. He is also the editor in chief of ISWA's academic Journal - Waste Management...


8 Jun 2017

Closure of San Vicente Dumpsite, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Another success story in Latin America sees the closure of a dumpsite in San Vicente, Buenos Aires


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.