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Launch of the SRI ISO/IWA Guidance Principles

April 28, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

We will launch the ISO International Workshop Agreement on the ‘Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals’ (ISO IWA 19:2017) at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention. The new ISO document aims to guide economic operators of secondary metals value chains, including the informal sector, in the efficient and credible implementation of improved recycling practices, in particular in emerging and developing economies.


International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Room 3
Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Genève, Switzerland


  • Welcome notes by UNEP, BAFU Switzerland, ISO and WRF
  • Video “Tales of Trash: 5 Principles for Inclusive Recycling”
  • Introduction into implementing the Guidance Principles
  • Stakeholder panel
    (featuring the Basel Convention Secretariat, the international recycling industry, the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ))

Lunch courtesy by the Sustainable Recycling Industries programme


April 28, 2017
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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Sustainable Recycling Industries


Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG)
17 rue de Varembé
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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