Company Greentronics, member of the Ecotic Association, participates starting this year in a new project, C-Servees, which considers the circular economy.
C-SERVEES is a project funded by the H2020 Program (2018-2022), which aims to stimulate circular business models in the EEA sectors. Business models will be developed through extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, and their viability will be tested through demonstrations involving four target products: washing machines, toner cartridges, televisions and access monitoring equipment used in telecommunications. (ALM). These products belong to the categories of EEE which together represent 77% of WEEE collected in the EU.
C-SERVEES will provide several eco-innovative solutions for the above products, such as eco-design and customization, eco-leasing, reuse and remanufacturing, recycling and ICT services.
Therefore, the project will contribute to the transformation of the E&E sector into circular and 4,0, generating new opportunities for end-users (such as their involvement in design or access to a product as a service) and for the social and solidarity economy (deployed by NGOs, which employ people at risk of social exclusion to repair and prepare WEEE for reuse).
The project aims to create new green jobs and reduce the impact of the EEA sector on the environment, integrating it into the circular economy.
The project partners are: AIMPLAS (coordinator), Fundación Gaiker, Loughborough University, SAT, Lexmark, ADVA, Arcelik, RINA-C, Emmaus, Recycling Indumetal, Greentronics, WEEE Forum, Circularise, Exergy, Particula and Vertech
Note: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest waste streams in the EU, with an estimated generation of over 12 million tonnes by 2020. WEEE contains a complex mix of valuable materials and hazardous components. Improving the prevention, collection and recovery of WEEE is essential to stimulate the circular economy and increase resource efficiency, which will require new approaches in the design, manufacture, use and end-of-life of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).