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Close the Dumpsites: Fighting a Global Health Emergency

Let's Close the World's 50 Biggest Dumpsites Sign ISWA's Declaration!

At the 2016 International Solid Waste Association’s (ISWA) World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia, ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. The goal of this roadmap is to help shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years as ISWA plans to invest significant energy into helping close some of the most dangerous waste facilities on the planet.

Antonis Mavropoulos Photo credit to ISWA 2015
Pictured: Antonis Mavropoulos, ISWA President

Achieving this goal will immediately improve the lives of 65 million people, and will help lift 10,000 children from squalid dumpsites into school. Financing alternatives to dumpsites will substantially reduce climate change emissions, stem the tide of plastic that is destroying our oceans and improve the health and well-being of everyone on the planet.

Now is the time to work together, to protect people’s livelihoods and the environment they depend upon.

How can you help in this effort?

Support the campaign at gofundme.com

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Learn ISWA’s agenda and plans to close the world’s dumpsites

ISWA Roadmap Report Cover Image

Officially declare your support for the closure of the world’s 50 largest dumpsites

ISWA Roadmap Report Cover Image

Share information via Social Media

ISWA Kid, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
Antonis and ISWA kid, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
ISWA Kid in dumpsite, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
ISWA Kid in luggage, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
Antonis and ISWA kids, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
Antonis and ISWA kids, Photo credit Timothy Bouldry Photo credit Timothy Bouldry
Use the hashtag #CloseDumpsites

Make plans now and register to attend the ISWA World Congress

ISWA World Congress - WASTECON 2017

The ISWA World Congress being hosted by SWANA in Baltimore, Maryland from September 25–September 28, 2017. Actively participate in conversations with like-minded industry professionals across the globe. Help further the dialogue on strategies that will ultimately help ISWA reach the goal of closing the 50 biggest open dumpsites.

Infographic: Dumpsites—A Global & Environmental Emergency

Infographic: Dumpsites

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