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During the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC), in January, 2009, in Salzburg, Austria, Dr. Marco Buletti, chair of the Mobile Phone Working Group, received “Swiss Cowbell Award” from the IERC Steering Committee(see pictures of the award ceremony . This award was presented to Dr. Buletti as a recognition for his outstanding commitment and leadership which resulted in the creation of the Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative(MPPI). He accepted this award on the understanding that many representatives from Parties and Signatories to the Basel Convention, industry and NGOs significantly contributed to the success of the MPPI. As such he would like to dedicate this award to all those that actively participated in the Working Group and various project groups. He thanks everyone for their contribution to the success of the MPPI.
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