• #Closedumpsites

    A global initiative from ISWA International Solid Waste Association


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. 



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...

10 Mar 2017

Closing The World's Biggest Dumpsites: Executive Summary now Available

In September last year, ISWA released it's ground-breaking report on the shocking conditions of the world's 50 biggest dumpsites: "A Roadmap for Closing Waste Dumpsites: The World's Most Polluted Places", providing...

16 Feb 2017

Guest Blog, ABRELPE's Carlos Silva Filho on Closing Dumpsites

The latest "President's Blog" has been penned by our partner in Brazil, Carlos Silva Filho.


The theme of his post is #closedumpsites, as he discusses ISWA's latest campaign which had its first taste of success...

16 Feb 2017

Guest Blog: ISWA Vice President, Carlos Silva Filho

This issue of the ISWA President's Blog has been penned by our partner in Brazil, Carlos Silva Filho. Carlos, based in the megacity of Sao Paulo, is ISWA's National Member Representative in Brazil and CEO of ABRELPE, and also...

7 Feb 2017

Press Release: Closure of one of the World’s Biggest Dumpsites

Following the recent closure of the Estrutural dumpsite serving 5 million people in Brazil’s capital city, a partnership between ISWA and ABRELPE, aims to ensure the closure of further dumpsites in the country.