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Recycling initiatives publication

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A new report on Standard Operating Procedures for Environmentally Sound Management of Used Lead-acid Batteries was developed by the SRI Ghana team in collaboration with various partners. The report entails Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for environmentally sound management of used...
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From 15-18 November, the SRI Ghana Team together with Heinz Böni and Andreas Bill from EMPA conducted a successful field audit training with EPA auditors from all over Ghana. The activity was part of a longer audit training process with...
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Options for implementation Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies are being adopted to create recycling “systems” that are more sustainable. To effectively implement these requirements, there is an urgent need to betterunderstand the conditions under which EPR systems can perform well...
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SRI visit as part of the official state visit to Ghana On the 7th of July, Swiss Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga visited, as part of her official state visit to Ghana, the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) programme in Ghana and met...
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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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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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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 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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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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