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Importance of standardization in e-waste recycling practices

WorldLoop had the opportunity to present the NGO perspective in a multi-stakeholder event on the concept of expanding the standardization of recycling processing and handling standards, across the EU member countries to an international context. ...

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Urban mining and e-waste

WorldLoop participated in a panel discussion on urban mining and e-waste, presenting their model to students from Vrije University Brussels. On May 8th, UCOS hosted a debate at Vrije University on "Which solutions for the global e-waste problem."...

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WorldLoop Presents at Close the Gap’s Strategic Partner Day

The spring event season kicked off with an invitation to participate in and present at the Close the Gap Strategic Partner Day, hosted by Deloitte in Rotterdam. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the early s...

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DNS.be
DNS.be Supports WorldLoop

DNS Belgium is a not-for-profit association that has handled the registration of all .be domain names since 1999. DNS.BE, one of the large supporters of Close the Gap, has been at the forefront of supporting e-waste recycling. During the first year of operations of WorldLoop, they supported WorldLoop through...

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WorldLoop attends UN Pan-African Forum on E-waste

WorldLoop is excited to be involved in the Pan-African Forum on E-waste, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) taking place in Nairobi, Kenya on March 14-16th. WorldLoop will be participating in the sessions and exhibiting a booth, highlighting ...

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EU moves to strengthen the WEEE Directive

Last month, the European Parliament made an impressive move in updating the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive of 2003. The EU started coming up with more ambitious targets and arming Member States with tools to fight the ...

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First e-waste container leaves the WEEE Centre (Kenya) for Antwerp

In December 2011, the first shipment of circuit boards left the WEEE Centre in Nairobi, bound for final processing at Umicore in Belgium. ...

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Recupel
Recupel supports WorldLoop

Recupel organises the collection and processing of WEEE for Belgium, in response to the “take back obligation” set forth by the European Commission. Recupel has been involved with WorldLoop since the beginning, offering strategic advice and expertise in developing the business model, challenging the busi...

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WorldLoop Business Plan Created

WorldLoop has created a model for an integrated sustainable E-waste management System in the East African Community. The study was carried out during the year 2010 by Close the Gap with the support of Ecores/RDC consultants and the financial contribution of Belgian Technical Cooperation. ...

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Dutch CIO’s engaged into WorldLoop e-waste program

On February 22nd, 2011 the 3rd CharITy dinner occurred in the Castle of Ammersoyen in the Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Jan Pronk – former Minister for Development in the Netherlands, former Deputy Secretary general United Nations, former special UN-e...

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