Published March 19th, 2023
Transforming Robbiki Leather City to an EIP
Workshop on “Industrial Symbiosis and Resource/ Waste Exchange Opportunities”
In the framework of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Program (GEIPP-Egypt), which is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the Industrial Development Authority and the Cairo for Investment and Development Company, and with the support of the consultancy consortium Environics / EWATEC, held the second workshop entitled “Industrial Symbiosis and Resource / Waste Exchange Opportunities“.
The workshop was conducted on March 7, 2023, at the Cairo for Investment and Development Company headquarters in Robbiki Leather City. During the workshop, the best possible alternatives for industrial symbiosis were discussed. Opportunities for cooperation between companies were identified regarding the reuse and recycling of materials, waste, water, wastewater, energy, and joint services represented in training opportunities and energy supplies.
Through the workshop, the consultants aimed to raise the awareness and capabilities of industrial park management and the resident tanneries with the concepts, benefits, and possible savings related to industrial symbiosis. The workshop also presented successful international examples of industrial symbiosis alternatives and their economic, environmental, and social benefits.
The workshop had an interactive discussion session that included the possible industrial symbiosis alternatives related to the tanning industry, opportunities for the reuse and recycling of by-products and water, as well as discussing opportunities to use solar energy as a renewable resource.
The workshop was attended by representatives of the resident tanneries, the project team (UNIDO, SECO, and the Consulting consortium), the park management authorities (the Industrial Development Authority and Cairo for Investment and Development Company), and some government agencies (such as the Industrial modernization Center (IMC), the Industrial and Mining Projects Authority (IMPA)), and service providers (such as glue companies and wastewater treatment company). The project team (UNIDO, SECO, and the Consortium) organized, managed, and presented the workshop. The interactive workshop resulted in identifying interchangeable by-products and services, as well as the possible compatibility opportunities for exchanging resources and waste between different entities.
Published March 2nd, 2023
Environics is thrilled to announce the latest project in collaboration with The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in providing technical support to Robbiki Leather City to become an eco-industrial park (EIP). The support is within the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Program (GEIPP-Egypt) framework, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The program is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), represented by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA). The project activities are supported by Environics/EWATEC Consortium, using a pool of national and international experts and consultants.
The program aims to increase resource productivity and improve the economic, environmental, and social performance of companies and park management, thus contributing to comprehensive and sustainable industrial development while demonstrating the benefits of converting industrial zones into EIP.
In this context, the second capacity development workshop will be held on “Industrial Symbiosis and Resource/ Waste Exchange Opportunities” on Tuesday, 7th March 2023.
The workshop aims at identifying and reaching a common understanding of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Opportunities at Robbiki Leather City through interaction and discussions with the companies to agree on the best possible IS options. This will support identifying potential inter-company collaboration on reuse and recycling of materials, waste, water, wastewater and energy or joint services, training and power supply.
Who could attend the workshop?
- The management entities of Robbiki Leather City
- Resident companies in Robbiki Leather City
- Representatives of relevant external companies (such as glue and gelatin companies) and governmental authorities
For any inquiries, please contact:
Eng. Ola Kamal