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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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WorldLoop contributes to Step green paper explores policy solutions to e-waste problem

19.02.2015 The Solving the E-Waste Problem (Step) Initiative has released a new green paper that delves into the various policies that have been enacted in response to the global e-waste problem. The E-waste Prevention, Take-back System Design and Policy Approaches green paper presents 17 case studies fro...

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WorldLoop is hiring: Communications Coordinator

WorldLoop is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Coordinator to join our small, dynamic and growing team. The ideal candidate will want to play a significant role in the growth of an innovative organization. The Communications Coordinator will perform a variety of specialized and administrative...

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E-waste partnership between WorldLoop & Umicore finalist in the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014 – 2015

Lyon, December 2 2014: The partnership between WorldLoop and Umicore was a finalist in the the prestigious European Business Awards for the Environment 2014 -15 in the International Business Cooperation category. The announcement was made yesterday by EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissione...

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UN’s International Labour Organization releases working paper: Tackling informality in e-waste management

Oct 21, 2014: The present paper is the product of a joint effort by the Sectoral Activities Department and the Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This initiative supports the ILO’s commitment to promote forms of employment that safeguard the environment, eradicate poverty and p...

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E-waste partnership between Umicore and WorldLoop wins Belgian Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Trophy

Tervuren, 17 October: The 3-year old partnership between Umicore and WorldLoop wins the first ever Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs Trophy award. The jury, comprised of experts f...

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WorldLoop 2013 Annual Report now available

WorldLoop is proud to release the second annual report. Inside you will find a full picture of what WorldLoop has been up to over the last year. Started as a pilot project of Close the Gap, helping guarante...

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