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Ondernemers voor Ondernemers celebrates 15 years

Oct. 19, 2015: Belgian-based "Ondernemers voor Ondernemers" celebrated their 15th anniversary in a style befitting the organization and their mission on October 7, 2015. Key stakeholders, including ...

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Thousands employed in e-waste management, better training needed in Abidjan

Oct 12, 2015: Last week WorldLoop's Project Manager, Luc Severi found himself on the Akouedo Dumpsite in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. As part of WorldLoop's work in the European Union's Horizon2020...

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WorldLoop 2014 Annual Report is out!

October 2015 - WorldLoop is proud to release its third Annual Report. In the last year, WorldLoop has continued to deliver on the mission to ensure ICT for development projects remain a social benefit without becoming an environmental liability. With 15 local partnerships up and...

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How our e-waste industry and certifications are maturing: E-scrap survey findings

Recently, WorldLoop was asked, among 200 other electronics scrap stakeholders, how we feel about the state of the electronics recovery business. The aggregated results of this survey from Arcadian Solutions and Gracestone, were presented on the e-scrap conference in Orlando in...

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The E-Waste Implementation Toolkit (EWIT) project – Horizon2020

“Extending the positive impacts of ICT projects, limiting  hazardous materials derived from e-waste treatment, facilitating the creation of e-waste recycling systems  at various degrees of the value chain, are amongst the most known activities...

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Worldloop visits BAC’s collection and dismantling center for e-waste

July 7, 2015: Our colleague Aurély Luzolele, Project Manager of our sister organization Close the Gap, recently traveled to Kinshasa, DRC and had the chance to meet with Dr. Nundi Phasi and Gaston Tsas...

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WorldLoop announces strategic partnership with STIBAT

May 4, 2015: STIBAT (Sitchting Batterijen), the Dutch battery collection authority, and WorldLoop have partnered together to support responsible collection, sorting and recycling of portable batteries ...

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UNU reports huge opportunity in urban mining of e-waste

April 20, 2015: "Buried within the 41.8 million tonnes of waste was more than 16,000 kilotonnes of iron, 1,900 kilotonnes of copper and 300 tonnes of gold as well as other precious metals such as palladium. The combined value of all these valuable resources was about $52bn." The latest report from UNU takes...

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WorldLoop honoured to present at EU’s Cobalt Closing Ceremony

24.03.2015: COBALT (Contributing to building of awareness, learning and transfer of knowledge on sustainable use of raw materials) was a 2 year EU-funded project that brought together industry, civil society, research bodies, and public authorities to stimulate a joint debate on sustainable raw material. Th...

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IDG Connect takes an indepth look at responsible ICT reuse and recycling in Africa

“We wanted to show people that ‘reused’ should not be pasted with a negative connotation and be automatically viewed as eWaste.” Olivier Vanden Ende, Founder Close the Gap & WorldLoopMarch 2015: WorldLoop and it's ICT4D partners ...

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