Creating more value from e-waste plastics in Ghana
Accra, 9 February 2017: A hands-on training on e-waste plastics marks a starting point for new partnerships to work towards a better management of e-waste plastics in Ghana. The workshop aimed at improving technical skills to identify different waste plastic types, to recycle them and to find possible new applications. more
Egyptian e-waste recycling entrepreneurship program open for applications
E-Khorda is an electronic waste recycling entrepreneurship support program that aims to help build operational e-waste companies by end of 2017 as part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project. It's implementing partners are The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Chemonics Egypt Consultants (CE), Cleantech Arabia, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Innoventures.
The program will offer 10-15 e-waste potential startups from Egypt multiple benefits as well as acceleration packages. They will also get a chance to pitch in the event during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.
“Our recyclers are our future miners”, Peru Vice Minister says
Lima, 3 February 2017: The SRI e-waste training course at SENATI’s Centre for Environmental Technologies met high interest from the government and general public in Peru. Speaking at the opening day Environment Vice-Minister Marcos Alegre presented the key elements of the new Peruvian Law on Solid Waste Management. “Waste management has to be seen as resource management. Our recyclers are our future miners for raw materials”, Alegre stated. more
Informal approaches towards a circular economy, learning from India
A new report was recently launched 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 a circular economy.The report can be found here.
We will launch our ISO Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals during the upcoming Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, which will take place 24 April to 05 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The exact date and agenda will be communicated soon. The final draft of the Guidance Principles, which has been submitted to ISO in January 2017 can be found here.