Posts filed under: Roundtable

Authors Mr Ulhas Parlikar, Dr L Ramakrishnan, Dr P Parthasarathy, Dr Anand Kumar, Mr Michael Gasser, Ms Deepali Sinha, Mr Mani Vajipey Year 2018 Abstract India currently produces roughly 2.5 million tons or 5% of the global e-waste every year. With growth rates of almost 30%,...
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Authors Michael Gasser, Hannah Hüdepohl, Arthur Haarman Year 2018 Abstract This report presents a feasibility study for developing a certification scheme for sustainably recycled plastic flakes and granules in India. Such a scheme would ensure that the services provided by sustainable recyclers...
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Geneva, 26 October 2017: On the side-lines of their annual conference, the World Resource Forum today presented the key achievements of the Sustainable Recycling Industries project. This initiative, launched in 2012, aims at building a cohesive framework for encouraging e-waste recycling...
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Authors International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Year 2017 Abstract IWA 19:2017 provides a global framework for the sustainable management of secondary metals. The framework includes sustainability and traceability requirements for metals recovered. IWA 19:2017 guides economic operators of secondary metals...
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Geneva, 28 April 2017: The new ISO Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals were launched at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention. The launch at the UN meeting in Geneva was...
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Authors World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Forum (WRF), Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) Year 2016 Abstract As natural resources come under increased stress due to population growth and an expanding middle class,...
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Authors SRI Roundtable Secretariat Year 2016 Abstract The  ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) Session #4 on “Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals” was organised by the World Resources Forum (WRF) and the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV)...
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Authors  Sonia Valdivia, Maria Sureda, Mathias Schluep, Rolf Widmer, Rolf Widmer Year 2016 Abstract Recycling of waste that contains metals is a growing economic opportunity for micro, small and medium enterprises and an important income source for the informal sector in...
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Authors SRI Roundtable Secretariat Year 2016 Abstract This fifteen-page report (without Annexes) includes highlights, main messages, areas of agreements, recommendations and next steps compiled during the ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA) 19 Session #3 on ‘Guidance Principles for the Sustainable...
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Viña del Mar, Chile, June 2016: About 12 organizations attended the Roundtable discussion on ‘Sustainable Resource Management – Urban Mining’ held on 9 June in Viña del Mar, Chile, in conjunction with 5th Seminar of the Iberoamerican Life Cycle Network. The Ministry of Environment...
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