Member since: 05/2019

Active in: WG3

United Nations University SCYCLES Programme

UNU-VIE-SCYCLES replaces the former field office of the Tokyo UNU research college on sustainability in Europe. SCYCLES has been integrated into the UNU vice rectorate in Europe since 2016 and aims to reduce our impact on the environment from manufacturing, using and disposing of daily consumables. The programme is mainly concentrated on electric and electronic waste. Projects on electronic waste recycling and investigations into legal and illegal imports of used electric and electronic devices are implemented in countries such as Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Other projects on e-waste statistics, training, and policy/system development are conducted in Asia, Latin America and Africa.