Enrique REDONDO Fundación ECOLEC Agustín de Betancourt 21 28003 Madrid email@example.com Tel: 902 999 561 www.ecolec.esPROJECT TITLE: WEEE-Trace (www.weee-trace.eu)TYPE/PROGRAMME: CIP Eco-Innovation (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-DURATION: innovation) - Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation Duration: 36 months (July 2011 – July 2014) WEEE TRACE project intends to make use of Information and Communication Technologies i.e. radiofrequency tagging or image recognition; to ensure cradle-to-grave traceability of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) flows in order to raise their collection PROJECT DESCRIPTION levels to 65%/85% as required by new legislation, guarantee these wastes are conveyed to the appropriate treatment plants and minimize illegal exports or leaks to substandard treatment. Additionally, proper identification of WEEE at treatment plants facilitates the identification of hazardous substances and achieving increased reuse, recycling and recovery targets. Project will run pilot experiences in Spain and in the Czech Republic and will implement the solution at the complete waste collection and treatment chain of Ecolec in Spain. It is intended to use these experiences to apply the solution to other European WEEE compliance schemes or to other waste streams with similar control and traceability requirements. ACTIVITIES OF THE ENTITY RELEVANT FOR THE EIP RM Recycling. Increase of and better access to recycled RECICLING materials. Some potential for substitution of virgin materials by recycling materials in the manufacturing of appliances or increase in reuse rates.
Increase collection levels and proper treatment ofRELEVANT OBTAINED/EXPECTED RESULTS WEEE by 52,000 tonnes/year (a 32% increase vs. 2009 baseline). Increase recycling or reuse rates of collected WEEE by 5%. Reduction in treatment costs of waste fridges between 4 to 10 €/unit as a result of increased RECICLING collection volumes, improvements in logistics, better identification of treatment needs and minimization of administration compliance burden. Avoidance of emissions of 53,200 tonnes of CO2- equivalent per year as a result of the collection and treatment of CFC in waste fridges (12% additional emissions avoidance vs. 2009 baseline). Avoidance of emissions of 5,800 tonnes/year of CO2 as a result of the increase in recycling levels and recovery of materials (29% additional emissions avoidance vs. 2009 baseline). Over an addressable market of 29 customers with similar needs across Europe, Project expects to achieve 2 additional replication opportunities during its 36 months duration.