Reducing Pollution in Export Sectors (EEPEx) in Sri Lanka

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The SWITCH-Asia EEPEx Project aims to promote environmentally Sustainable Production (SP) practices and technology amongst Sri Lanka's key export sectors across the value chain. The target sectors include ceramics, rubber, plastic, leather, footwear, tourism & supporting industries like construction, service stations, and packing. Key activities include environmental surveys (baseline & detailed), sector environment guidelines, national SP forum, SP action plans for enterprises and model solutions, environment rewarding scheme, eco-labeling, environmental information systems and sector databases, waste materials exchange network, capacity building and dissemination.

The project runs for 42 months. The project is implemented by a partnership from ITI (project management, local environmental expertise, pollution control & measurements), CCC (industry participation), Megaskills (environmental information systems, eco-labeling, carbon foot printing), Fraunhofer (holistic energy management & recovery approaches, CSR), IVL (waste management & handling). The project involves over 30 experts.

Duration: 3/2009 - 9/2011

Total budget: EUR 1,588,538 (EU Contribution: 80%)


HS Premachandra
Industrial Technology Institute
P.O. Box 787,
363 Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2697995

Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) Industrial Technology Institute (ITI)
ITI is a leading state owned multi-disciplinary industrial research institute that conducts innovative R&D and provides competitive technical services. ITI provides technical expertise in pollution prevention and resource management and provides accurate
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
CCC is a confederation of regional and sectoral chambers of commerce and industry, trade associations, employer organizations and bilateral business councils. As industry coordinator for the project, CCC promotes the private sector participation in differ
Megaskills Research Ltd. Megaskills Research Ltd.
Megaskills is a UK-based research and consultancy services group focused on sustainable development. It provides expertise in information, sustainability communication, environmental management, eco-labeling, carbon foot printing, environmental informatio
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF)
IFF is Germany's leading organisation for applied research. IFF provides expertise in holistic energy management and recovery approaches, CSR, technology development, adaptation, and dissemination.
Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL) Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)
IVL is Sweden's leading organisation for applied environmental field. IVL provides waste management and waste handling knowledge and short courses in waste management.
fact sheet

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E-Newsletter EEEPEX September 2009

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Project Progress Sheet

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Project Progress Sheet

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Project Presentation

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Newsletter August 2010

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Newsletter August 2011

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Poster EEPEX

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