10 Oct 2019

Climate Benefits Due to Dumpsite Closure: A Report by ISWA’s Task Force on #closingdumpsites

Launched on 8th October 2019 at the ISWA World Congress, Bilbao, Spain, this new report from ISWA’s Task Forces uses a series of case studies to highlight the impact that open waste dumping has on the planet.

24 May 2019

ISWA’s Task Force on Closing Dumpsites – an Editorial by James Law and David Ross

James Law is Chair of ISWA’S Task Force on Closing Dumpsites and & Working Group on Landfill. He is also Project Director at SCS Engineers


David Ross is Associate Editor for ISWA’s Journal, Waste Management and Research. He...

5 Oct 2018

Guest Blog | David Biderman - Global Waste projected to be 3.4bn Tonnes by 2050

David Biderman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), ISWA's National Member in the United States and Canada. David has been a leader in the waste industry for more than 20...

22 Mar 2018

A Visit to Estrutural: #CloseDumpsites' First Major Success

As ISWA proudly reported last week, Estrutural finally closed on 20th January 2018, representing the first major success in ISWA’s initiative to improve human health and wellbeing by closing waste dumpsites.   



20 Mar 2018

ISWA Announces Cooperation with Brazilian Municipality to Beat Marine Litter

Santos will be the first city in South America to participate in an international initiative for the development of waste management solutions with the objective of protecting the marine environment.

14 Mar 2018

Guest Blog, Carlos Silva Filho on the closure of the largest open dump in Latin America

This is a shortened version of a post by Carlos Silva Filho. To read the full article, look out for the March/April issue of Waste Management World, published at the end of March. Loo


Carlos Silva Filho is the Vice President...

19 Feb 2018

Kin-la-Belle or Kin-la-poubelle? Open Waste Dumping in DRC

Mike Webster, CEO and co founder of of WasteAid UK, writes a guest blog from the ground in DRC. Mike has over 15 years in the waste and secondary resource sector, with experience of planning, development and delivery of effective...

12 Feb 2018

Palu, Indonesia "Think big, start small and move fast" a special report for #CloseDumpsites

Jessica Magnusson is currently the CEO at Borås Waste Recovery in Sweden. In a guest posts for #closedumpsites, Jessica describes her experiences in Palu on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The people who live and work on...

3 Jan 2018

#CloseDumpsites: Open Burning in Lebanon a Human Rights Violation

Lebanon’s waste crisis gained international recognition in 2015, when garbage overflowed in the streets of Beirut. But in fact, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Bassam Khawaja from Human Rights Watch explains why in a guest...

11 Dec 2017

Marine Litter is a Planetary Crisis – warns UNEP as 200 countries pledge to tackle marine litter

“Sound waste management must be assigned the highest priority” agreed 200 nations at the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA3 at Nairobi, Kenya) – echoing calls from ISWA – International Solid Waste Association.