ICT for Sustainability - The Challenge of Making It Real

Launch of the SECO-Empa Programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries

organized by SECO, Swiss State Secretariate of Economic Affairs (Economic Cooperation and Development), and Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Technology and Society Lab), Wednesday, February 13


 

Abstract

In a pioneering effort Switzerland has been supporting knowledge partnerships in e-waste recycling with developing countries since 2003. In 2013 the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO) together with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences and Technology (Empa) are launching the follow-up programme “Sustainable Recycling Industries” with the aim to support the sustainable integration and participation of small- and medium-sized enterprises from developing countries in the global recycling of secondary non-renewable resources.

The slides of this event can be downloaded at the SRI project page.