Circular economy: At the start EU project on e-waste recycling

Circular economy: At the start EU project on e-waste recycling


The latest statistics tell us that in Italy every year only 4 kg of electric and electronic waste (WEEE) per inhabitant are recovered, with an average annual production of about 13 kg per capita. In order to optimize the collection, Inno-WEE will provide local authorities with the best circular economy models developed in years of activity, also by participating in international projects.

Inno-WEEE will Identify innovative systems for tracing and improving the collection of WEEE in urban areas and develop methods for prolonging the life cycle of reusable products, based on circular economy principles. The WEEE supply chain will become more efficient with the application of circular economy models. These full scale models will be tested in Trento, Cava de ‘Tirreni (Salerno) and Bath (United Kingdom).

In addition to ENEA – Agenzia nazionale and the three local administrations, the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the companies Ecodom Consorzio, MetelliaServizi and Dedagroup (coordinator), in Italy, and the company Better Points in the UnitedKingdom will also participate in the project.