• #CloseDumpsites

    A global initiative from ISWA International Solid Waste Association

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...

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.

23 Jan 2017

Closing one of Latin America's Biggest Dumpsites

The first major success story during ISWA's campaign to #closedumpsites

11 Jan 2017

ISWA President's Latest Blog on the Upcoming World Congress

In his latest blog, Antonis Mavropoulos discusses the themes of this year's ISWA World Congress, taking place in Baltimore in on 25-27 September. 


Alongside the main themes of the congress, which has the theme "no...

9 Jan 2017

Game of Thrones Star Signs ISWA's Declaration

Tom Wlaschiha of Game of Thrones has endorsed ISWA's campaign to #closedumpsites

22 Sep 2016

Video - Let’s Close the 50 Biggest Dumpsites in the World!

At the closing ceremony of the 2016 ISWA World Congress, new President Antonis Mavropoulos showed the guests ISWA's latest video, calling for action against the world's 50 largest dumpsites, as reported in ISWA's latest report, A...

21 Sep 2016

Global dumpsite hazards led to 750 deaths in 7 months

This week at the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. This roadmap will shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the...

19 Sep 2016

Press Release! ISWA's Dumpsite Roadmap Report now online!

At the opening ceremony of the 2016 ISWA World Congress today newly elected ISWA President, Anotonis Mavropoulos, launched ISWA's latest report highlighting the world's 50 biggest dumpsites. 


The report points out the...

8 Jan 2016

New report by the BBC Highlights the Tragic Conditions of a Ghanaian Dumpsite

As highlighted by ISWA on numerous occasions, the global dumpsite situation is a tragedy which needs to be urgently addressed. 


A report by the BBC, focussing on e-waste dumping in Ghana, gives more prominence to this...

22 Dec 2015

The ISWA Scholarship Programme

Directing Children Out of Dumpsites through Counselling and Education