Collection, Creativity & Collaboration – A Route to WEEE Reuse
Each year millions of tonnes of WEEE is generated in the EU, but only 30% is reported as properly collected and recycled. The Critical Raw Materials Closed Loop Recovery Project aims to increase the recovery of target CRMs by 5% by 2020 and by 20% by 2030.
With this in mind the project has invested in trials exploring novel ways of boosting the collection and recovery of critical raw materials (CRMs) from household waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE).
Held across the UK, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic, the collection trials mechanisms included retailer take-back schemes; reuse containers at household waste recycling centres, business collections, university drop-off hubs, school collections and other collection events.
A series of short, accessible case studies on best practice and guidance to demonstrate business benefits from increased raw material recovery are available below.