joint study groups’ Workshop on Metals Recycling

(St Petersburg 10 – 12 September 2003)


Preliminary Program


DAY ONE: Wednesday 10 September 2003


08:00 – 09:00     Registration


09:00 – 09:30     Opening of the Workshop

                           Member of the government of the Russian Federation

                           To be confirmed


09:30 – 10:00     Keynote Address: The Role of Recycling in the Developing World

                           Senior UN official

                           To be confirmed


10:00 – 12:30     Session 1: Recycling Today: Policies and Practices

                           This session aims to provide an overview of the drivers of current policies and practices regarding metals recycling in countries in different stages of development, the international context, and opinions of industry and public interest groups.


1.      Developing countries: Recycling in Southern Africa: a model for the developing world

                           Mr. Nick Kock

                           Collect-A-Can, Republic of South Africa


2.      Developed countries: main drivers for recycling policies: Extended Producer Responsibility policies and strategies as important driver of legislation elsewhere.

                           A representative of an international organisation.

                           To be confirmed


3.            Countries in transition:

Policies to cope with changing conditions in the Russian scrap market.

Ms. Elena Labanova

                           Ministry of Natural Resources, Russian Federation


Recycling policies in Brazil (Title to be confirmed).

Prof. Tatsuda Moromizato Yosida

Judge of the Regional Courts of Appeal, Brazil

10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break


4.      International policies: drivers of international recycling policies.

                           Mr. Ibrahim Shafii

                           Program Officer, Secretariat of the Basel Convention/UNEP


5.      Different Approaches in dealing with recyclables; the role of Environmental Sound Management.

Mr. Guy Thiran

         Secretary-General Eurométaux


6.      The public case: barriers, challenges and opportunities to enhance metal recycling.

Mr. Arjun Dutta

CUTS India


Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Alek Ignatow, Natural Resources Canada



12:30 – 14:00     LUNCH



14:00 – 18:00     Session 2: Recycling Markets and Market Information

Supply and demand for non-ferrous metals scrap, examples of best practices in metals recycling and development of common methodologies to improve market transparency and data collection on metals recycling.


Recycling Markets


1.      The global scrap market: scrap and virgin feed competing on the market, globalisation and market disturbances.

Mr. Ulrich Hoffmann



2.      Geographical changes in supply and demand of scrap: changes in supply and demand resulting from changing production in consumption patterns.

Ms. Li Lan



3.      How is industry preparing for these changes? a perspective from the Philippine recycling industry.

Mr Irving Guerrero

Philippine Recyclers


Examples from the non-ferrous metals industry


4.      Changing Trade Patterns between West and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Marc Natan

President of the BIR Non-Ferrous Metals Division


5.      Copper: Recycling of Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in developing countries.

A representative of the Chinese Government

To be confirmed


6.      Lead: Recycling and product stewardship.

Mr. Mick Roche



7.      Car Recycling: the example of end-of-life vehicles.

Mr. Esko Mustonen

Kuusakosky Oy



15:45 – 16:15: Coffee Break



Market Information


8.      Recycling Ratios: Common definitions and methodologies to enhance transparency in recycling performance.

A Representative of the Informal Working Group of the Study Groups


9.      European and global trends in aluminium recycling.

Mr. Kirchner

Secretary General Organisation of European Aluminium Refineries and Resmelters


10.    Nickel Recycling Loops: a model of the recycling for nickel.

Mr Bruce McKean.

Environmental Director NiDI


11.    Zinc Recycling: approaches to assessing recycling rates

Mr. Raymond Sempels (to be confirmed)

Director IZA-Europe


12.    Trade statistics: new scrap trade custom codes.

Mr. Izaak Wind

World Customs Organization



Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Ivor Kirman, Nickel Development Institute



18:00                  Closure of Day One of the Workshop



19:00                  Reception

DAY TWO: thursday 11 September 2003



09:00 – 11:30     Session 3 –Recycling Technology and Innovation

Presentations on technologies and innovative concepts being applied to improve the collection and recycling of non-ferrous metals, best available technologies versus most appropriate technology and designing for recycling


1.      Best available technologies (BAT) versus most appropriate technology: What are the options for the Russian Federation? Situation in host country, trade and recycling issues.

Ms. Marina Soldatenko

Deputy Technical Director Electrozariad


2.      Design for recycling: the battery case.

Mr. Brian Wilson

International Lead Management Center


3.      Design for recycling: car manufacturing.

A representative of one of the leading car manufacturers.

To be confirmed


4.      Voluntary initiatives: sustainable partnership on environmentally sound management of end-of-life mobile phones.

A representative of one of the participants in this initiative.

To be confirmed


5.      Waste Recycling: Optimization of Parameters of Global Recycling Materials.

Mr. Julian Semenovith Yusfin.

Vice-Chairman of the Chair of Shaft Furnace Processes, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys



10:15 – 10:45: Coffee Break



6.      Marketing Technology in the Developing World: What is wanted, what is needed and what is delivered.

Mr. Bjorn Linquist

Boliden Contech


7.            Zinc Recycling:

A representative of the zinc industry.

To be confirmed



Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Brian Wilson, International Lead Management Centre


11:30 – 12:30     Session 4 –The way forward: challenges and opportunities in metals recycling

Key questions that have emerged from the presentations will be summarised and Break Out Groups will be formed.



12:30 – 14:00     LUNCH



14:00 – 18:00     Break Out Groups

Delegates will review in small groups the threats and opportunities to recycling and will develop recommendations for actions, which will be discussed in a plenary session on Friday.



15:45 – 16:15: Coffee Break



18:00                  Closure of the Day Two of the Workshop


19:00                  Workshop dinner



DAY THREE: friday 12 September 2003



09:30 – 12:00     Session 5 - Plenary Meeting and Conclusion

Break Out Groups will convene to share the results with the whole Workshop and to develop recommendations to take back to national capitals, industry and other public interest groups.


10:15 – 10:45: Coffee Break



12:00                  Closure of the Workshop


12:00 – 14:00     LUNCH



14:00 – 18:00     Visit to recycling facilities in St Petersburg