Sustainable event

Help us to have a sustainable event

The organizing committee of the 29th ISWA 2019 World Congress has planned different aspects to minimize the environmental impact of the event and achieve a truly sustainable congress. Among them:

  • Provide electronic registration and promote the event through web and digital channels
  • Offer all relevant information through digital channels
  • Use recycled paper and print on both sides
  • Congress venue accesible by public transportation in less than 30 minutes from airport.
  • Offer hotels located within walking distance from the congress venue
  • Prioritize congress venue and hotels with environmental certificates
  • Use reusable utensils (cups, glasses, plates…)
  • Avoid single-dose containers (sugar, sweeteners) in coffee breaks
  • Request exhibitors and subcontractors to minimize waste and packaging
  • Source-separated collection and individual treatment for paper, plastics, organics and non recyclable waste at the congress venue
  • Use reusable water bottles with tap water

What are we asking you?


  • Print your accreditation on chlorine free paper
  • Come on foot or by public transport to the venue
  • Use the ISWA Bilbao2019 app: the whole event is in it, don’t print any paper
  • Control the food you serve. Aim not to throw
  • Correctly classify the waste you are going to throw away
  • Return the plastic of your accreditation at the end of the event. We will reuse it


Telephone: +(00)34 94 662 01 78

Las Mercedes, 8-1ºA
Getxo – 48930
Bizkaia (Spain)