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ISWA Global Newsletter
November 2018

Relive the ISWA 2018 moments and tag yourself in the ISWA 2018 Facebook album on the official ISWA Facebook page.
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ISWA is excited to officially welcome Changsha Zoomlion Environmental Industry Co, new ISWA Platinum Member, and EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, new ISWA Gold Member, to the global ISWA family. Zoomlion engages in research, development, manufacture, and sale of environmental protection equipment, environmental sanitation equipment, and waste treatment equipment. Since it was founded in 1983, EREMA has specialised in the development and production of plastics recycling systems and technologies for the plastics processing industry. 
Björn Appelqvist Elected to the ISWA Board; Antonis Mavropoulos Re-Elected ISWA President

At the ISWA General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ISWA’s National Members voted in a new Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) Chair to serve a four-year term on the ISWA Board. Long-standing ISWA Member, Björn Appelqvist was selected by the ISWA National Members to serve this position. Furthermore, Antonis Mavropoulos was unanimously mandated to serve a second two-year term as ISWA President.

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Open Position: Full-time Financial Manager

ISWA is looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented Financial Manager to join its international team at the ISWA General Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. To view the full listing, the requirements and the application process details, visit the official ISWA Job Platform. 
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Read the text of the lecture the President of ISWA delivered during the Opening Ceremony of ISWA World Congress 2018.

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ISWA Position Paper on The Proposal to Amend the Basel Convention Regarding the International Movement of Plastics Waste

The following ISWA position paper on the proposal to amend the Basel Convention regarding the international movement of plastics waste was prepared by Jeff Cooper and Björn Appelqvist on behalf of the ISWA Board and adopted by the ISWA Board in 2018.

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China Import Ban, Less Cash in Exported Trash

President of International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Antonis Mavropoulos lauds China’s ban on waste imports, a move that has forced developed nations to rethink their attitude, methods as well as science in dealing with trash.

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'Circular Construction Challenge — Rethink Waste' Reveals Six Ideas to Reduce Waste in the Built Environment Competing for the Three Winning Spots on Innovation Fast Track in 2019

Earlier this year ISWA was invited to become an official partner of the challenge thanks to its wide-reaching network of waste management professionals.

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Invitation to Join One of the Six Teams Proposing New Solutions to Enabling Circularity in the Construction Sector

Apply to participate in the Circular Construction Challenge — Rethink Waste as a Team Member of one of the six ideas proposing new solutions to enabling circularity in the construction sector and gain access to a 6-month innovation process with boot camps and a cash prize of €130,000 to support the development of the prototype.

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ISWA Present at the Ecomondo Green Technologies Expo for the Fourth Time

The 22nd edition of Ecomondo the Green Technologies Expo once again provided a great networking and business opportunity for the companies, professionals, media and government representatives looking to learn more about the latest in the circular economy and the development of renewable energies.

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ISWA RDN SEMEM Participation at Ecomondo 2018

ISWA RDN SEMEM continued its collaboration with the Italian Exhibition Group for another edition of ECOMONDO. This year 28 representatives from Romania and Moldova participated in ECOMONDO 2018 in Rimini, Italy.

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Atia ISWA Italy Coordinates End of Waste Decree Working Table Meeting at Ecomondo 2018

The Italian Ministry for the Environment and Protection of the Territory and Sea, Directorate General for Waste and Pollution (RIN), has set up a working table for the drafting of the End of Waste decree on mixed plastics, so called “plasmix”, following the approval in the European Commission of the End of Waste Directive.

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Waste Management in SE Europe - What Are the Available Business Opportunities?

Thanks to today's innovations waste management is becoming a more responsible and cost-effective process. The growing waste stream has both local and global negative impact and through knowledge and technology transfer we can tackle the challenges.

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Guest Blog: Why China Banned Waste Imports

Mr. Liu Jinghao, is a senior engineer and member of China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation (CAUES is ISWA’s National Member in China) expert committee amongst may other positions. ISWA has talked extensively about the China recycling imports ban over the last year, but now it is important to hear from China about the reasons behind the ban and why there is a new emphasis on creating a clean environment the world’s most populous country.
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ISWA-SWIS Winter School

Deadline for registration is 15th December 2018

At the joint ISWA and SWIS (Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability) Winter School at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the City of Irving, Texas, USA, the participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the potential and challenges of sustainable waste management, including landfill and landfill mining. 

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10th Exhibition & Conference for South-East Europe (SEE) - Save the Planet Bulgaria, Sofia
16th - 18th April 2019 - Sofia, Bulgaria

Claim the 5% last exhibition discount until 1st December 2018

Dedicated to the advanced waste solutions: collection, treatment and recycling, resource efficiency, the event successfully brings together sustainable technologies, ideas and becomes a meeting point of key industry players on an international and local level. ‘Save the Planet’ enables the entering of foreign companies into the perspective South-East European market. ​

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ISWA Beacon Conference on Bio-waste Management + Nordic Biogas Conference

8 - 11 April 2019, Oslo, Norway

For the first time, the ISWA Beacon Conference on Bio-Waste Management is aligned with the Nordic Biogas Conference organised by Avfall Norge (Waste Management Norway) for a four-day focus on the next wave of policy and potential of bio-waste treatment in Europe and beyond.

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14 - 25 Jan 2019, Arlington & Irving, United States
ISWA-SWIS Winter School & Scholarship Competition 2019 >>> Deadline for registration: 15 December 2018 -  Register now 

28 - 30 Mar 2019, Istanbul, Turkey
IFAT Eurasia 2019  >>>  Find out more

8 - 11 Apr 2019, Oslo, Norway
ISWA Beacon Conference on Bio-waste Management + Nordic Biogas Conference >>>  Register now

16 - 18 Apr 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria
10th Exhibition & Conference for South-East Europe (SEE) - Save the Planet >>>  Register now

6 - 10 May 2019, Vienna, Austria
ISWA Study-Tour Collection – Sorting – Recycling >>>  Find out more

2 - 7 Jun 2019, Vienna, Austria
ISWA Study Tour Waste-to-Energy >>>  Find out more

9 - 11 Jul 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa
IFAT Africa 2019 >>>  Find out more

7 - 9 Oct 2019, Bilbao, Spain
ISWA World Congress 2019 >>>  Find out more

16 - 18 Oct 2019, Delhi, India 
IFAT India 2019 >>>  Find out more

29 - 30 Oct 2019, Malmö, Sweden
11th Beacon Conference on Waste-to-Energy >>>  Find out more

5 - 8 Nov 2019, Rimini, Italy
Ecomondo 2019 >>>  Find out more
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