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(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science  and Technology)

EMPA is the multidisciplinary research institute for material science and technology of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) domain. It is specialised in applications-oriented research and development, as well as in offering services to help solving demanding problems in the fields of sustainable materials science and technology. The Technology and Society Lab within EMPA analyses the impacts of technological developments on society and the environment and is leading EMPA's e-waste activities. It is a pioneer is monitoring and control for e-waste management systems as the technical control body for setting recycling and disposal standards as well as auditing material flows through the Swiss system. EMPA is also leading several projects in developing and emerging economies in Asia, Africa and Latin America to build capacities for e-waste management in the areas of policy & legislation, business & financing and technology & skills. It has been instrumental in founding the StEP Initiative to develop a global knowledge sharing platform on e-waste.


Main role in the project

EMPA will lead the evaluation of SWM practices and technologies in the target countries in task 2.4, and will participate in the selection of best practices in European and non OECD countries. EMPA will also collaborate in the development of the guideliness for the implementation of ISWM systems and will write an article to disseminate the project results. EMPA will give a seminar in the Final Conference regarding SWM practices in the target countries. Being a member of the StEP initiative, EMPA will be an efficient multiplier of the project results.



Engineer MSc Heinz Werner BÖNI empalogo


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