Posts filed under: Recycling Initiatives

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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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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Official launch of the GreenCo E-waste Recycler rating system Chennai, June 28, 2018: India currently produces roughly 2.5 million tons or 5% of the global e-waste every year. With growth rates of almost 30%, Indian e-waste quantities double every 2.5-3...
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Authors Amir Safaei, Avraam Symeonidis, Sonia Valdivia, Fabian Ottiger Year 2018 Abstract This report presents the life cycle assessment studies to quantify the environmental impacts of three prevalent ‘worst practices’ in recovery of secondary metals. The three selected practices are as following:...
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August 2018. The publication on ‘Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of Selected Worst Practices in Secondary Metals Recovery’ presents a unique work developed by Ecoinvent and the World Resources Forum (WRF) under the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Programme. The report sheds...
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Authors Susanne Karcher, Sonia Valdivia, Mathias Schluep Year 2018 Abstract This publication presents eight Fact Sheets including a three-step approach: identifying most common Worst Practices in the recovery of secondary metals (ranging from uncontrolled collecting practices to uncontrolled disposal practices),...
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St. Gallen, 4 July 2018 The Fact Sheets “From Worst to Good Practices in Secondary Metals Recovery” are now available online. This publication provides a concise and reader-friendly set of eight Fact Sheets with most common identified Worst Practices (ranging...
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