Critical Raw Materials Closed Loop Recovery is to invest in trials to demonstrate innovative new methods for the collection and reprocessing of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) leading to increased recovery of target critical raw materials.


WRAP’s Lucy Cooper talks about the trials for the Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery project


The aims of the trials is to challenge current WEEE collection mechanisms and test opportunities for increased recovery of target materials graphite, cobalt, antimony, tantalum, rare earths, silver, gold and platinum group metals.

Trials will focus on the collection of Display, ICT, Consumer Electronics and small household appliances as these are rich in the target materials for recovery.

Proposals should delivered in the UK, Germany, Italy or Turkey. The work will be tendered in Lots, based on country of activity.

The deadline for submission is 7th April 2016.

Who should apply?

The tender is open to all organisations who can demonstrate expertise in the collection and recovery of WEEE materials. It will be essential that any activity delivered under this project operates within the relevant legal framework with appropriate licenses and/or exemptions in place. Proposals are welcome from individual organisations or consortia.


The target timetable for this process is as follows:
• Deadline for receipt of questions relating to this tender: 17:00, Friday 18 March 2016
• Deadline for receipt of tender submissions: 23:55, Thursday 7 April 2016
• Notification of WRAP’s decision: Friday 13 May 2016
• Commencement of work: Wednesday 1 June 2016
• Completion of work: Friday 1 June 2018

How to apply?

For full details and to apply click here

How do i find partners?
A closed LinkedIn group has been created as a forum to help find organisations who you may with to partner with to make a collaborative submission.  Join the group here.

For further help please view our Frequently asked tender questions