WEEE collection: good practices to allow quality recycling and re-use

From 03 June 2020 15:00 until 03 June 2020 17:00
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Categories: Webinar, Projects' events
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COLLECTORS is coming towards the end… it is now time to harvest – and share! – the fruits of this important labour. The partners have been working hard on gathering new approaches for a proper separate collection of waste, which is necessary to ensure the finest material recovery.

In order to encourage decision-makers as best as possible and to boost the replication of good practices, COLLECTORS is sharing its outcomes in a series of three webinars where each session is meant to focus on a different waste stream covered by the project.

The consortium happily held its much-anticipated second webinar on 3 June 2020! After having explored the economic aspects of paper and packaging waste collection and sorting, this time we turned our attention to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Around 10 million tonnes of WEEE is produced every year in the EU. A meagre 35% of electrical and electronic equipment wound up in official collection and recycling systems. The other discarded electronics are either recycled under non-compliant conditions, illegally traded, exported, or simply thrown in residual waste bins. WEEE contains many high-value and critical raw materials.

Through this second webinar “WEEE collection: good practices to allow quality recycling and re-use” experts highlighted the importance of improving the quantity and quality of collected WEEE to ensure its proper recycling from different perspectives, with an emphasis on the potential for reuse, and how to include the re-use organisation in the design of WEEE.


The environmental impact of WEEE management: what potential for improvement?

Bernhard Steubing, LDE | Universiteit Leiden,

Best practices to improve the quantity and quality of collected WEEE, examples of COLLECTORS good practices

Lucía Herreras Martínez, WEEE Forum

The experience of CYCLAD: cooperation between a municipality and PRO for reaching higher performances

Sébastien Partida, Ecosystème

The potential for re-use: how to improve the involvement of the re-use sector within municipal WCS

Mathieu Rama, Rreuse


More information is available here.


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