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

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InnoWEEE has two interrelated key objectives. First, the project aims to increase the amount of collected electric/electronic devices; second, it aspires to practice 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 InnoWEEE will collect 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, InnoWEEE will improve the collected equipment's traceability through innovative geo-ICT services to monitor several steps of the product life cycle: collection, recovery, recycling, and reuse of appliances and secondary materials considering the whole value chain.

Focus: Behavioral change campaigns to promote the 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 reducing, reuse, and recycling 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