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WorldLoop and PARO-CI, an excellent relationship

Creating awareness on the risks of bad e-waste recycling within the informal sector and aiding them to find solutions and connect to the formal e-waste recycling actors is an important part of improving the work situation for thousands of informal e-waste recyclers, helping them ...

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StEP released a new Green Paper on Leaded Glass from CRTs

The United Nations’ Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, founded in 2007, is a global consortium of companies, research institutes, governmental agencies, internati...

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WorldLoop provides training on responsible dismantling and recycling in Ethiopia

June 27th, 2016 - In 2013, WorldLoop formed a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). WorldLoop recognised UNIDO’s vast knowledge in promotin...

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: 2016 E-Waste Academy- Scientists Edition (EWAS)

Step (United Nation's Solving the E-Waste Problem) is  E-waste Academy – Scientists Edition (EWAS) is now accepting applications. The E-waste Academy – Scientists Edition (EWAS) is a unique program that brings together 20-25 sele...

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Guiding Principles to Develop E-waste Management Systems and Legislation – Step White Paper now available

January 20th, 2016: The latest Step White Paper is now available for download. The Guiding Principles to Develop E-wa...

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Step publishes a green paper on the Effect of Waste Legislation on TBM of EEE Destined for Reuse

January 19th, 2016: The United Nations Solving the E-waste Problem (Step) Initiative, founded in 2007, ...

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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 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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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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WorldLoop offers expertise to E-waste Management Project in Ethiopia

As part of WorldLoop's partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), WorldLoop provides support to various e-waste projects th...

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