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 with the Used Tires Upcyclers Association.

The Association was recently founded through SRI’s initiative and now represents 28 enterprises that employ used car tires to manufacture high-quality furniture – reducing waste and generating value through creative upcycling activities.

Councillor Sommaruga had also the opportunity to visit a new e-waste recycling plant compliant with the Technical Guidelines on Environmentally Sound E-Waste Management. The guidelines were developed in the SRI programme and became in the meanwhile an integral part of Ghana’s e-waste policy.