6th ISWA YPG International Online Conference

— Our Waste, Our Responsibility —
Towards Zero Waste. Innovations and Challenges in Sustainable Development

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) Online Conference is the leading international conference for young professionals on waste management.

The Conference aims to address the issue related to the promotion of the circular economy principles. It focuses on the involvement of new circular thinkers (under 35 years old) involved in research and innovation toward a sustainable solid waste management.

A special focus will be given to the citizens that are not able to provide their ideas and vision to an international audience. Citizens, informal workers, and interdisciplinary experts like sociologists, architects, designers, and philosophers who want to share their views toward a circular world will have the possibility to introduce it in a special session of the conference. The objective is to give a voice to those who do not have a voice!

Prizes available are a scholarship to the SWIS school and a 1 year ISWA membership!


Conference Committee 

Conference Chairs

Dr. Amani Maalouf                                                                                            (Lebanon/United Kingdom)

Dr. Amani Maalouf (Lebanon/United Kingdom)


Dr. Md Azijul Islam (Bangladesh/USA)

Dr. Md Azijul Islam (Bangladesh/USA)


Organizing Committee

Haniyeh Jalalipur

Haniyeh Jalalipur

Session Coordinator: YPG activities


Chantal Mambu

Chantal Mambu


Inês Gomes

Inês Gomes

Content Creation


Nour El Houda Chaher

Nour El Houda Chaher

Promotion & Marketing


Roland Thompson

Roland Thompson


South Africa/Spain

Sehneela Sara Aurpa

Sehneela Sara Aurpa



Why attend?

This online event is a global call for action for young professionals and an opportunity to expand your knowledge in relation to innovative approaches at a global level.

The Conference will provide an opportunity to bring together young professionals from government departments, industries, municipalities, private institutions, academia, research & education institutions and will create a forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, techniques & experiences in all areas of solid waste management.


The YPG has organised prizes for exceptional work, which include:
1. A year of ISWA membership
2. A scholarship to the SWIS school with the University of Arlington


What is the main focus?

Special attention will be drawn to the topics related to waste minimization & recovery, resource circulation, technological innovations, uncontrolled waste disposal, and environmental impact assessment of waste management systems.

A special  emphasis will be placed on circular economy.

Objective of the conference

The objective of the conference is to stimulate the interest of young scientists and citizens in relation to the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The event gives the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge within an international platform of young professionals.

Previous Conference Proceedings

Contact Information

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Chairs of the Conference Committee,
Dr. Amani Maalouf & Dr. Azijul Islam