Lead Applicant: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India
- Austria Recycling
- Adelphi (Germany)
- Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), Bangladesh
- National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC), Sri Lanka
- Society for Environmental and Economic Development Nepal (SEED Nepal)
- STENUM Asia Sustainable Development Society (India)
Primary beneficiaries: Metal processing companies in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Funding: European Commission (Switch Asia Programme)
The aim of Metabuild – as a follow-up project to Acidloop – is to increase resource efficiency in around 400 companies in the metalworking industry – as suppliers for buildings and infrastructure – in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The aim is to improve the use of energy in metal production and processing and to optimise the use of resources for the overall process.
In a first step, 45 trainers will be selected by the local partners and trained in resource efficiency and cleaner production with a focus on metal processing industries. In future, these will advise and support the companies with regard to resource efficiency and sustainable development.
Around 400 small and medium-sized enterprises in the target countries that supply the construction industry were identified as the target group. In these, the status quo is first determined and potential for improvement identified. On this basis, the companies work together with MetaBuild experts to draw up an implementation plan to improve resource efficiency and sustainable development. The implementation of the measures is documented and the savings achieved are evaluated. The aim is to create examples that encourage imitation – even beyond the project’s limitations (sectors and time).
Projekt duration: 2016 bis 2020
Planned Results: Work is to be carried out in a total of 400 companies and implementation is to be accompanied. On average, resource consumption is to be reduced by around 15% and 25% energy and 20% hazardous waste is to be saved. In addition, advisory capacities are to be built up in all three countries, which will disseminate the RECP approach beyond the duration of the project. At the same time, access to financing is to be facilitated and a broad political dialogue on resource efficiency is to be encouraged.