Posts filed under: Recycling Initiatives

Country Factsheets from Twelve Jurisdictions A new report providing a summary overview, in the form of “E-waste Factsheets”, of the e-waste management practices and related legal systems for a total of twelve countries from around the globe has been publsihed....
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  South Africa, 16 February: Today marked the official beginning of a high-profile collaboration between key stakeholders in South Africa and Switzerland to meet South Africa’s rising future e-waste challenge. Embedded in the global Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme (2020-2023),...
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A pilot testing for the ISO IWA 19: 2017 Guidance Principles for Inclusive and Sustainable Recycling was conducted by Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) partners in 10 facilities in Colombia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa, in one large recyclers association in...
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Accra, 2 July 2020 – The Ghanaian Ministry for the Environment (MESTI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with support from Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) have begun to address the problem of unsound lead battery recycling in a combined effort...
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Cairo, 10 March 2020 – Switzerland and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have agreed to extend the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project in Egypt, originally launched in 2016 and completed in 2018, through an additional grant contribution of...
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Accra, March 5 2020 The sustainable use of natural resources will be at the heart of debates at the first World Resources Forum for Africa (WRF2020), which has today been officially announced by the Honourable Minister H.E. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng at...
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The SRI publication “Processing of WEEE plastics – A practical handbook” contains the knowledge gathered and materials developed throughout our activities related to plastic valorization and management in the first phase of the SRI Programme. The document is especially addressed...
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The Development of National LCA Database Roadmaps project ran from October 2018 until August 2019 as a part of the Resource Efficiency through Application of Life cycle thinking (REAL) project. The REAL initiative was implemented between 2016-2019 by UN Environment...
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Running from 2014 to 2018 and led by the ecoinvent Association, the Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) component of the SRI programme brought together local stakeholders in Brazil, Colombia, India, Peru and South Africa to develop inventory data for core activities...
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 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is offering a unique training opportunity for African e-waste experts under its sector project “Concepts for sustainable waste management”, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Together with...
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