Posts tagged with: Recycling Initiatives

Cairo, 25 May 2017: The final pitches under the E-Khorda incubation program for budding e-waste recyclers took place on the 25th May 2017 in Cairo. As part of the Swiss funded Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) program, 11 entrepreneurial teams participated in...
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Authors International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Year 2017 Abstract IWA 19:2017 provides a global framework for the sustainable management of secondary metals. The framework includes sustainability and traceability requirements for metals recovered. IWA 19:2017 guides economic operators of secondary metals...
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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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July 26 2016 Introduction by: Eng. Khaled el Attar, Director, Information Infrastructure Division, MCIT and Head of the SRI Steering Committee Speeches by: H.E. Nadia Makram Ebeid-CEDARE H.E. Markus Leitner- Swiss Ambassador H.E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy-  Minister of Environment (TBC)...
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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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