As the umbrella organisation, Swiss Recycling promotes the interests of recycling organisations operating in the separate collection sector in Switzerland. The resulting network allows members to pool their experience and fosters the creation of synergies. The SENS Foundation has been a member of Swiss Recycling since 2012.
The Swiss Lighting Recycling Foundation (SLRS) organises the comprehensive disposal of lighting equipment and lamps throughout Switzerland. SLRS’s remit includes training and sensitisation of the market participants with respect to the recycling of lamps and lighting equipment and providing information to all relevant stakeholders.
Swico Recycling is a neutral, non-profit committee of the Swiss Economic Association for the Suppliers of Information, Communication and Organizational Technology. Swico Recycling focuses on appliances in the fields of computing, consumer electronics, office equipment, telecommunications, the printing industry as well as measuring and medical instruments, such as copiers, printers, televisions, MP3 and MP4 players, mobile phones, cameras, etc.
As an independent, neutral and non-profit Swiss foundation, Fair Recycling combines climate and resource conservation with social responsibility. Fair Recycling is a spin-off of the SENS Foundation.
Inobat is the interest group for the disposal of batteries. It is organised as a private-law cooperative society and is responsible for recycling batteries and accumulators.
Öbu represents over 400 companies providing just under 500,000 jobs in Switzerland. It is dedicated to the principle of a sustainable economy and a dynamic balance between ecological, commercial and social services. The network promotes dialogue between its members, conducts media and press relations work and implements improved framework conditions.
The Swiss Foundation for Practical Environmental Protection Pusch educates people on how to act responsibly with regard to the environment. It organises courses and environmental teaching, launches campaign days, offers purchasing tips on green products, and designs strategies for the environmental protection of tomorrow.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, dated 22 March 1989, is also known as the Basel Convention. This international environmental convention came about after the revelation of serious abuses in the transfer of hazardous waste to developing countries.
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) is an international initiative under the auspices of the United Nations University (UNU), which not only includes key players involving the manufacturing, reuse and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment, but also government and international organisations. Three additional UN organisations are members of the initiative.
The WEEE Forum (Forum for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is the European association of 41 systems for collecting and recycling electrical and electronic waste. Its task is to provide and maintain a centre of excellence to promote cooperation and dialogue on tried-and-tested practices. The SENS Foundation is a founding member of the WEEE Forum and presided over it for four years from 2012.