SRI @ A Glance

SRI LogoElectronic waste, also known as e-waste, is one of the fast-growing types of waste worldwide which includes discarded electrical or electronic equipment such as old televisions, computers, printers, mobile phones and lead batteries. High toxicity of e-waste, including lead, causes pollution and health problems if improperly disposed of through methods like incineration. On the other hand, e-waste also contains important secondary non-renewable materials such as copper. Disposal of such valuable materials means that they are lost forever and cannot be reused. This pushes countries worldwide to mine for new materials.

From an economic perspective, e-waste includes non-renewable precious components as gold, silver & copper. If totally disposed, that would absolutely impose a great financial burden on nations who would waste huge budgets again for mining, and hence the value of the Project and its sustainable outcomes such as reducing pollution, preserving non-renewable natural resources, besides creating jobs.

Read more…

SRI & GEF/UNDP Projects codify Efforts in Favor of Supporting Sustainable E-Waste Management


On June 6, 2017, CEDARE as the implementing agency of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and the UNDP/GEF Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project signed MOU, whereby collaborating efforts in support of a sustainable and sound electronic waste management system in Egypt. Sharing objectives, mandates, and visions, the two projects decided to join forces and integrate efforts to best mobilize resources and optimize impacts boosting the e-waste sector in Egypt. The MOU defines multiple areas of cooperation where each party is committed to in its full capacity. 

SRI logoUNDP-GEF Logo

 

Read more…

CEDARE .. in Support of its SRI E-Khorda Recycling Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs receiving the E-Khorda incubation programme were invited to CEDARE premises on May 31st, 2017, where they met the project management unit of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) and the technical consultants as well. As the pitching is in progress and the incubation phase is approaching its final phase, a friendly meeting was intended with the promising entrepreneurs to express CEDARE team’s full support to them in their upcoming career life and to urge them build on each and every experience gained from the incubation programme. CEDARE wished them all the best of luck andMeeting with E-khorda entrepreneurs reassured their satisfactory performance, whether they succeed in their pitch or not. In the meantime, their opinion about different obstacles and the training as a whole was assessed; possible solutions, which would help in conducting a comprehensive needs analysis, were brainstormed.

Read more…

Again.. SRI & GEF/UNDP facilitate the Second Technical Training on “E-Waste Recycling Technologies”

Throughout the period from 15 to 17 May, 2017, the second training workshop on “E-Waste Recycling Technologies” took place in Cairo. The training was mutually organized by the Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries project (SRI) and the GEF/UNDP Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project sharing the same objectives and visions, and was a continuation of the first training organized one month earlier.

DSC_1741

Read more…

SRI & UNDP/GEF provide A Joint Training on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”

UNDP-GEF Logo  SRI logo

The Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Project, implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of CommunicatiDSC_0644on & Information Technology (MCIT) & the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) collaborated with the UNDP/GEF Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project, implemented in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in organizing the training workshop on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”. The training took place during the period from April 10-12, 2017 at the Semiramis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

Read more…

SRI & UNDP/GEF provide A Joint Training on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”

SRI logo      The Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Project, implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT) & the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) is collaborating with the UNDP/GEF Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project, implemented in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in organizing the training workshop on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”. The training is taking place during the period from April 10-12, 2017 at the Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.  

Read more…

The Swiss SRI Project Launches its Entrepreneurship Support Programme: E-KHORDA

As mandated by the SRI Project, E-Khorda; the entrepreneurship sE-khorda logoupport and incubation programme was recently launched to provide technical assistance to start-ups in the e-waste recycling field and to help build operational e-waste companies by end of 2017. E-Khorda’s implementing partners are CEDARE, Chemonics Egypt Consultants, Cleantech Arabia, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Innoventures, and Sofies Consulting. The incubation programme, which was preceded by 3 separate info sessions targeting interested applicants, consists of a two-month detailed capacity building and training including a condensed 10-day training which started on March 10, 2017.

 

Read more…

SRI Conducts Technical Needs Assessment for Existing E-Waste Recyclers

Not only is SRI Egypt attempting startups, but also existing enterprises, which have a considerable share in thdownloade bundle of services provided by the project. As a tool of business development, the Technical Needs Assessment is a major activity designed for e-waste recyclers and in line with the “Training and Technical Support” component. The Project’s experts met with a number of existing recyclers on February 14th, 15th, & 19th, 2017. The one-to-one working sessions aimed at conducting a rapid assessment of the specific technical needs of each enterprise as well as to help them acquire those needs. This very activity targeted exploring potential development opportunities, bridging existing informational gaps and providing enterprises with technical support as mandated by the project.

Read more…