Egypt to host the second trilateral meeting over GERD in December    Lebanon's Speaker Berri says situation in Lebanon getting more complicated: Al Joumhouria    Impeachment testimony comes from White House budget official    Former Liverpool, Leeds defender Matteo has brain surgery    Cardiff appoint Harris as new manager    The Jobs with the best and worst heart health according to Bupa study    Rate cuts to make Egyptian real estate investments bloom: developer    Ennahda's choice Jemli tapped to be Tunisia PM, faces big challenge    Egypt's Cabinet reviews Tourism Development Authority plan as part of Egypt Vision 2030    Turkey says it bought Russian S-400s to use them, not put them aside    Hoeness era ends at Bayern as turnover tops 750 million euros    Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising    European markets close higher as U.S.-China trade deal hopes return    7 states voice support for Syria's sovereignty in joint statement    Gold falls as trade optimism derails safe-haven demand    UNHCR adopts member states recommendations on Egypt's report on state of human rights    Children are nearing slavery due to digital development: Al-Azhar grand imam    Egypt issues longest-term international bond with maturities of 40 years    Al-Azhar grand imam arrives in Rome to attend summit promoting child dignity    Big production Mamalek El-Nar to scan Ottomans' history on Saudi MBC    Bridging East and West: Egyptian musicians Abdallah Abozekry and Ali Baghdady in Paris concerts    Six people killed, 16 injured in fuel pipeline explosion in Behaira    Volume of non-oil trade exchange between Egypt, UAE reached 24.5 billion dollars within 5 years: UAE economy minister    Liverpool's forward Salah out of Egypt games with ankle problem    GERD: An ‘adaptive' agreement    A film is born    10 tips to have your 30s starting a lifelong success    Nike to investigate its Oregon Project following Mary Cain's NYT op-ed    ‘Shining' sequel ‘Doctor Sleep' targets $25 mln opening, has Stephen King's blessing    Sisi: Egypt believes in comprehensive approach to human rights    Egypt's bourse, banks to close Sunday to mark Prophet Muhammad's birth    Egypt rejects politicised reports on human rights conditions – parliament    Egypt to vote on 3-month extension of state of emergency Monday    Jurgen Klopp gives injury update on Egypt's Mohamed Salah    Al Pacino says follows this mantra on every acting job    Remembering Mustafa Mahmoud, philosopher of his time    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Switzerland, Egypt sign E-waste recycling agreement
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 12 - 03 - 2016

Egyptian Communications and Information Technology ministry (MCIT) signed agreement with Embassy of Switzerland to promote the recycling of electronic waste among Egyptian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).
The Swiss-Egyptian agreement—entitled the "Sustainable Recycling Industries in Egypt" agreement—is valued at CHF 1.17m and is expected to contribute to the Green Information and Communication Technology national strategy of Egypt. The strategy is the basis for e-waste related initiatives in Egypt and is overseen by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment.
"The E-waste sustainable recycling industries is one of the new industries in Egypt that fulfils the five standards of the sustainability framework (Economy, Environment, Equity, Efficiency, and Effectiveness)," said Engineer Khaled Lotfy El Attar, the director of the information technology infrastructure sector at Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
The agreement has three goals: to contribute to the promotion of policies and standards for the sustainable management of secondary resources; to bulid local capacity for sustainable recycling industries; to provide cities across Egypt and other countries with access to experiences developed under the project.
"The ‘Sustainable Recycling Industries' project will turn electronic waste into job and income opportunities. Through financial, administrative, legal and technical support, the project encourages small and medium-sized Egyptian companies to develop a viable business by recycling electronic waste in a safe and environmentally friendly way," said Markus Leitner, the Swiss ambassador to Egypt.
In 2011, the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), with the support of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Sciences and Technologies (Empa), and with consultation from the stakeholders related to Egypt's Green ICT initiative, executed a needs assessment of the E-Waste Sector in Egypt. Based on this assessment, the "Sustainable Recycling Industries in Egypt" project was developed.
The project is expected to be completed by December 2017. It comes within the framework of Switzerland's wider partnership with Egypt. Switzerland provides more than CHF 20m to development projects across Egypt in three domains: economic development and employment; democratic transition and human rights; and migration and protection.
E-waste is one of the fastest-growing types of waste worldwide and includes discarded electrical equipment such as defunct televisions, mobile phones and batteries. E-waste also includes toxic substances such as lead that can cause pollution and health problems if improperly disposed of through methods like incineration.
Source: Daily News Egypt

Clic here to read the story from its source.