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World Summit to be a "zero waste" event

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the United Nations, and the South African government have decid...


The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), the United Nations, and the South African government have decided to apply "Zero Waste" principles to the Johannesburg Summit in August. The Summit will bring together tens of thousands of government officials, non-governmental organizations, businesses and other civil society members from around the world to discuss the global environment and develop a plan for sustainable development.

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Earthlife Africa are leading the campaign to apply the principles to significantly reduce, reuse and recycle waste produced at the Summit. The groups aim to to divert 90 per cent of the waste being sent to landfills and to ensure that none is sent to incinerators.

Also, a Canadian ambassador at the Summit will provide a paper about Information Technology (IT) equipment recycling written by Solid Waste & Recycling magazine Editor Connie Vitello.

For more information about the event, contact Muna Lakhani at muna@iafrica.com

For a copy of the paper, contact Connie Vitello at comments@solidwastemag.com


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