The project objective is to compile different methods to improve collection of WEEE from household waste, under different circumstances in the EU and spread this information throughout the target audience; businesses, other organisations concerning (WEEE) and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) production.
The solution (technology)
The dissemination of the information is set within raising awareness at large towards the (secondary) raw materials sector. The dissemination of the information is by workshops. These workshops will be tested during the dissemination, and business models of giving these workshops will be tested. The target end-customers and key beneficiaries of this educational activity are on one side the businesses who can remove obsolete EEE and WEEE at lower cost or more income, and on the other side the recycling, remanufacturing and repair businesses who need more (W)EEE as an input. The major contribution to the target audience is lowering the collection costs (municipals) and organise more input for processing (recycling, remanufacturing and repair). The scope of the project is to compile different methods to improve collection WEEE from businesses and spread this information to the target audience. The key deliverables are a website with an overview of these methods for separate EEE/WEEE collection in businesses, workshops for at least 200 companies and a document on best practices how to give these workshops and a business model for these workshops for the KIC-LE. The website will also be a platform for businesses to connect with each other to exchange EEE/WEEE, and to benchmark with other businesses. The main impact is to lower the costs of WEEE disposal for businesses, increase the amount of WEEE for recycling and EEE for repair and remanufacturing companies.
- Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), the Netherlands (Lead Partner)
- Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research, Hungary
- Ghent University, Belgium
- Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH (Wuppertal Institute), Belgium
- Zavod za gradbenistvo Slovenije, ZAG (Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute), Slovenia