Sustainable Recycling Industries: May 2016 Newsletter
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Latest news on SRI's activities

Turning waste into resources for development: Roadmap for Latin America- SRI Workshop at the WRF Latin America and the Caribbean and the International Sustainable Building Congress, San José, Costa Rica, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI)  Programme is holding a Workshop during the World Resources Forum Latin America and the Caribbean and the International Sustainable Building Congress 2016, between 16-20 May in San José, Costa Rica.
The workshop will be held on May 18 (14h10-16h10). The aim will be to present an update on current activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) about recycling of waste that contains metals and to discuss potential next steps at the regional level. Main speakers will be National Cleaner Production Center's (NCPCs) and the SRI Roundtable representatives. For more information about the programme, click here.


Ghana's e-waste challenge - A strong move towards sustainable recycling industries

Ghana is now taking important steps towards a more sustainable management and recycling of electronic waste. On 16 March 2016, the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control Management Bill was laid before the Ghanaian Parliament. The Swiss funded project Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) organised a two-day workshop-series on 6-7 April 2016, which was hosted by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); policy-makers, industry-repre­sentatives, civil society organisations and scientists jointly elaborated on best options to translate the new legislative framework into practice. Read more here.

ISO IWA Session #2 on the Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals

On 12 April 2016, the ISO IWA Session #2 allowed ISO IWA 19 members to discuss comments received on the 'Draft 1' of the Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals. During the 2 month public review, about 480 comments were received from more than 30 organisations worldwide. The ISO IWA Session #2 report summarises main agreements reached by the participants,  which  will be considered in the next Draft of the Guidance Principles ('Draft 2'), to be completed by early June 2016. To access the meeting report, click here.

WEEE Training Workshop in Colombia

With support from the SRI Programme, the National Training Service of Colombia (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje – SENA) held a workshop to train their instructors in sustainable management of e-waste. With this, Colombia invests in standardised education and training modules for a professionalised recycling industry in the long term. To read more, click here.

Sign up for the E-waste academy 2016 here!

The E-waste Academy – Scientists Edition (EWAS) is a unique program that brings together 20-25 select researchers from social and physical sciences to look at e-waste with a truly interdisciplinary lens. This year, the prestigious University of Limerick in Ireland will host the EWAS 2016 from August 13 to August 20, supported by the United Nations University.  If you are interested in participating in the event, please visit the website for more information on how to apply. Deadline is 15 May 2016.
For more information please visit our webpage.

The Secretariat at the World Resources Forum (WRF)
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