About YPG

The ISWA Young Professionals Group is made up of ISWA members below 35 years old with a shared passion for Solid Waste Management, knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation.

In order to join the YPG, you must be an ISWA member and be under 35 years old. All YPGs are encouraged to volunteer for one of our working groups. Requests to join a working group can be sent to: ypg@iswa.org

Our vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Before an exhaustive circular material system comes to fruition, waste should be reduced to a minimum, reused creatively, or recycled efficiently. Residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together.

If you would like to join the YPG send your ISWA membership number and proof of age to cmambu@iswa.org and she will add you to our Group.




We are excited to announce the Chapter 2 of our webinar series, “Career Talks | Navigating the Path of Waste Entrepreneurship”, an online session with accomplished waste entrepreneurs who will share their career paths, offer valuable advice, and address questions from aspiring young professionals.

This platform is a way to explore different waste management career options and expand your professional network.

Join us online on 7th of December 2023 at 14:00-15:00 CET with our speaker, Mr Ali Ahmed Sahi, the forward-thinking CEO of WeClean Pvt Ltd, who integrated technology, environmental stewardship, and business acumen to revolutionize discarded materials into valuable resources.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and we will send the Zoom meeting link to the registrants closer to the date.




As previous years, ISWA YPG will be meeting again at the ISWA World Congress.

This year, we will be hosting a networking session at the ISWA Booth on Day 1 of the congress – Monday, 30 October 2023 and we will have an in-depth presentation on the YPG’s technical activities from previous years on Day 3 – Wednesday, 1 November 2023.

Please check the agenda buttons below and see how you can find us in Oman.

We look forward to meeting everyone there!


ISWA  YPG, with the support of  UN-Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities Program, is thrilled to announce a call for best practices on creating zero-waste communities.
If your city or community has successfully implemented an initiative to reduce waste generation, increase recycling rates, or promote sustainable consumption, we want to hear from you! Your experiences can contribute to a larger knowledge-sharing effort that will help other cities and communities worldwide create more sustainable and waste-free environments.
The winning best practice shall be awarded 1000 EUROs and One year paid ISWA membership. 
We’re searching for best practices that showcase innovative, effective, and replicable awareness and education initiatives that have achieved measurable outcomes. To participate, download the template (versión en Español) and submit your best practice with supporting materials such as educational materials, posters, flyers, videos, and pictures of the initiative implementation to ypg@iswa.org
Deadline: 30th September 2023