Position Statement #16: Waste Minimization

Fostering Environmental Responsibility for Enhanced Profitability


The International Swim Schools Association (ISSA) underscores the imperative for sustainable waste management in the swim education sector. This position statement emphasizes the critical need to understand, record, and reduce various forms of business waste, spanning water, energy, chemicals, bio, and trash. ISSA advocates for purposeful programs like recycling, single-use plastic reduction, and the adoption of comprehensive sustainable practices, highlighting the financial benefits that accompany better waste management practices.


ISSA envisions a comprehensive approach to waste management within swim schools, integrating understanding and recording of all forms of business waste with strategic initiatives to reduce environmental impact. Swim schools are urged to adopt practices that not only align with ethical environmental stewardship but also offer significant financial benefits for example; including recycling efforts, single-use plastic reduction, and the cultivation of environmentally friendly practices.


Prioritizing sustainable waste management practices not only contributes to environmental conservation but also enhances the financial health of swim schools. ISSA affirms that this commitment aligns with contemporary ethical standards and reinforces the long-term sustainability and profitability of the swim education sector.