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ISWA – the International Solid Waste Association – is a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable, comprehensive and professional waste management. ISWA is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and public and private companies from all over the world working in the field or interested in waste management. ISWA is the only worldwide waste association, which allows you to net-work with professionals, companies and institutional representatives. ISWA was founded in 1970, has members in more than 100 countries, thereof National Member Organisations in 39 countries and has some 1,400 members worldwide and additionally some 100,000 members associated with our National Member organisations.
ISWA achieves its mission through:

  • Promoting resource efficiency through sustainable production and consumption
  • Support to developing and emerging economies
  • Advancement of waste management through education and training
  • Promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices
  • Professionalism through its programme on professional qualifications.