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Innovative WEEE traceability and collection system and geo-interoperability of WEEE data

InnoWEEE has two interrelated key objectives:

  • Objective 1: the project aims to increase the amount of collected electric/electronic devices;
  • Objective 2: it aspires to put into practices resource efficient processes for the collected devices: EEE will be reused/refurbished while WEEE will be recycled or it will evaluate the preparation for reuse.

The target products are especially small appliances from citizens, offices, schools, etc. that will be collected through new systems able to determine if the received item can be categorized as WEEE, so it has to be transported to a treatment plant and disposed in a proper manner (that includes secondary raw material recover), or as a EEE, so operations to extend the life cycle of the product have to be tested. Overall, the traceability of the collected equipment will be improved through innovative geo-ICT services to monitor several steps of the product lifecycle: collection, recovery, recycling and reuse of appliances and secondary materials along the whole value chain.

Focus: Behavioral change campaigns to promote collection of WEEE and EEE and foster a cultural shift towards the “3R” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)

Piloting sites. Cava de' Tirreni, Trentino, Bath and North East Somerset area 

Trentino Pilot targets primary schools in 2 iterations. Spring 2019 - 1 school, S.Y. 2019/20 - 5 schools. The goal is to raise awareness and educate on the reduction, reuse, recycle of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) through playful educational campaigns in schools. We involved the Comunità della Vallagarina, Rovereto Municipality, Dolomiti Ambiente, CDC RAEE, Folgaria.

Date: 
Sunday, 1 July, 2018
Duration: 
3 years
Partners: 

Coordinator: Dedagroup srl

Participants: ENEA, Betterpoints, Ecodom, GREEN IDEA Technologies

FBK participation is made by a combination of ICT research units: E3DA, DAS, I3, SCLab

Funding: 
EIT Climate KIC