Posts tagged with: India

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 Michael Gasser, Hannah Hüdepohl, Arthur Haarman Year 2018 Abstract This report presents a feasibility study for developing a certification scheme for sustainably recycled plastic flakes and granules in India. Such a scheme would ensure that the services provided by sustainable recyclers...
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Authors Toxics Link Year 2017 Abstract Previous studies on BFR in WEEE plastic in India indicated the presence of BFR in plastic and how the entire plastic chain was getting contaminated as BFR contaminated plastic was not segregated. This report explores other...
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Authors Sustainable Recycling Industries Year 2016 Abstract This document is an attempt to explain the process of cement kiln co-processing for non -recyclable hazardous plastic waste and guidelines for successful co-processing of waste stream. The content is more of various...
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Authors World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Resources Forum (WRF), Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) Year 2016 Abstract As natural resources come under increased stress due to population growth and an expanding middle class,...
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Geneva, 22 November 2016: A new report was launched today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCS), jointly with EMPA and the World Resources Forum on the informal sector in India and lessons to be learnt for achieving...
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Authors Daniel Kroiss Year 2016 Abstract In India, hundreds of thousands of people make a living by collecting, sorting, and recycling valuable plastic materials recovered from waste. The material basis for this mostly informal economy is provided by rising levels...
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New Delhi / St. Gallen, July 2016: As part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) initiative in India, a study was conducted on low-tech, low-cost methods to identify and segregate plastics containing hazardous additives. Plastic recycling is an important economic activity...
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Authors Arthur Haarman, Michael Gasser Year 2016 Abstract Plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) often contain potentially toxic substances such as brominated flame retardants and heavy metals. The recycling of such hazardous plastic fractions is severely restricted by...
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New Delhi, August 2015: After a first month in Delhi, SRI-intern Arthur Haarman describes his field observations and experiences from Delhi’s informal plastic recycling world. Together with the local environmental NGO Toxics Link, several recyclers were visited to document existing...
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