Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE)

Bonn , Germany

  • Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) is an operating unit of UNU-IAS based in Bonn, Germany. Its activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking.

    SCYCLE fosters a solutions-oriented dialogue, cooperation and consensus through hosting the Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, a global network of more than 65 member organizations committed to developing applicable, holistic, science-based recommendations concerning the growing e-waste problem.

    Within this context UNU-IAS SCYCLE:

    • conducts research on eco-structuring towards sustainable societies;
    • develops interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder public-private partnerships;
    • assists governments in developing e-waste legislation and standards, meeting a growing need for such support;
    • undertakes education, training and capacity development; and
    • facilitates and disseminates practical, science-based recommendations to the United Nations and its agencies, governments, scholars, industry and the public.

    United Nations University
    Vice-Rectorate in Europe
    UN Campus
    Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
    53113 Bonn, Germany