Recycling lessons from Sweden

Recycling lessons from Sweden
More news from the study tour mentioned in the previous blog post. We have been visiting a number of organisations in Sweden, including the Swedish EPA, recyclers like Kuusakoski, the municipality…

Study tour in Sweden

I have just arrived in Stockholm, in preparation for a study tour of various e-scrap recycling facilities that starts tomorrow.  I am accompanying a group of Ghanaian officials and businessmen…

A bit of summer at last!

A bit of summer at last!
We have finally got a bit of summer weather here in Eindhoven.  Perhaps I should not complain about cold and wet weather when I'm supposed to working inside, but I…

Ron Smit – 2.0

Well, here it is then.. a new website, designed by DoubleMatured and built by Reinhardt Smit.  It is intended to be less "bloggy" and by implication, more professional-looking than my…

SDIMI 2011

SDIMI 2011
I've just returned from participation in the 5th international conference on Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI 2011), hosted by RWTH Aachen University, in Germany. Though some of us…

A new face

No, I'm not getting plastic surgery, even though some might think that warranted. But this website, and the consultancy that it represents, is getting a new name and a new…

The Trust Gap

In my recent meetings and chats, face-to-face and online, I've considered and discussed the gap between mining/exploration companies, government mining institutions and environmental agencies, NGO's, investors, and the public.  This…

Ghana environment

Ghana environment
Today I spent most of the day in my favourite hotel in Accra, Ghana: Afia Beach Hotel.  Even though the view from my window, behind the screen of my laptop,…