EEG has been collecting mobile phones for recycling since 2009. However, in 2016, it formally initiated Project Green Call to engage its student members to collect and deposit 15 mobile phones each for recycling during a period of one month. Once achieved, these student members are presented with a certificate of participation. In 2017, the Initiative ran on the special date of 17/5/17 – 17/16/17.
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SRI builds capacity for sustainable recycling in developing countries with a focus on sustainable e-waste management. The programme addresses sustainability criteria in secondary resources management in developing countries and has developed guidance principles for inclusive recycling in a globale ISO process. Activities also include the development of basic data for the assessment of environmental life cycle performance for industrial activities.
While Sustainable Lifestyle and Education is in particular discussed at dedicated SCP and SDG conferences and other meetings with the corresponding experts and stakeholders, the topic needs to be injected in other dialogues as well. The WRF Secretariat has begun to integrate lifestyles and education elements in its annual events on sustainable resources management as well as in its dialogue on global raw material governance.
To strengthen good practices in the field of sustainable consumption and production, UN Environment and the International Trade Centre launched the brand new Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information.
The Road Testing of the Guidelines was an opportunity for companies and standard-setting organisations to contribute to the implementation of SDG 12 in an effective and practical way, while at the same time self-assessing the way they are communicating with consumers about sustainability. This also ensured that road testers were up to date with edgy references and promoted their efforts on consumer information internationally. Road testers have the opportunity to be listed in the publication that will be soon launched by UN Environment and also have their good practices featured on this document.
With our growing appetite for electrical and electronic products, combined with rapid innovation and ever-shorter product lifespans, e-waste has now become one of the fastest growing waste streams.
This course will help to understand why and how we must manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner and how to take action.
The Resource Revolution Trainers promotes use of the findings of the International Resource Panel (IRP) among the business community. In doing this, the online trainer also features related business publications and encourages business action towards products, services and systems for a more resource efficient and resilient future. The target audience of this self-training platform is middle and senior level managers.
Norilia creates growth and profitability through sustainable utilization of side streams from the meat industry. The aim is to use all the parts of slaughtered animals in the most high-value and sustainable way. Norilia is responsible for production and sales of products such as hides, casings and animal feed, but also for high-end products based on technological innovations, e.g. proteins and amino-acids produced through enzymatic hydrolysis or new innovative products produced from eggshells.
Insects are internationally recognised as a sustainable option for protein-rich food. Private sector interest and start-up companies specialised in insects have emerged lately in the Nordic. In Denmark, the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) has led active product development since 2013. While addressing the theme holistically, DTI’s focus has been on technological development, insect rearing practices, interaction with government offices, and raising consumer and media awareness.
Fear is the most powerful weapon of all emotions and is innate, that is, it is not a learned behavior. All animals suffer: even insects. We use the predator that most fears, even extinct. The important thing is that it has not disappeared from its evolutionary memory. We have deciphered their perception of fear and we have converted it into algorithms and digital sentences with which we program the autopilot that we mix with the aritificial vision, imitating its predator successfully.
Is an event, from professionals to professionals, to discuss the big challenges of tourism in the 21st Century. Organized in Mexico, Summit is a reference for dissemination, updating and exchange of knowledge on themes of sustainability, solidarity and social responsibility in tourism.
Organized annually, in 2017 received more than 300 professionals form 14 countries, to share experiencies through conferences, panels, expo and field visits. 2018 edition will take place from 14th to 17th March.
This project aims to facilitate transformation towards sustainable diets through an information tool on sustainable meat production and consumption. This will be carried out by developing the consumer meat guides which provide guidelines for consumers, retailers and producers to change consumption and production patterns towards “less and better meat”. The guides raise awareness on the need to shift towards sustainable diets and the high environmental impact of animal based products.
Realizar un proceso de evaluación, diseño y ejecución de estrategias enfocadas a encontrar nuevos modelos de negocios con el principio de elevar la calidad de vida, fortaleciendo saberes ancestrales y respetando la agro-biodeversidad.
The main objective is to raise awareness of consumerism and sustainability among educators and students of several municipal and state primary public schools, as well as their respective communities. The intended results are training courses for educators, reaching five municipal districts in five geographical regions: Belém, Brasília, Porto Alegre, Salvador and São Paulo.