20121109 eco innovators day - brussels recycling cluster (final)

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20121109 eco innovators day - brussels recycling cluster (final)

  1. 1. WEEE Trace ProjectFull Traceability of the management of WEEE CIP Eco-Innovation Program (Eco/10/277256 ) ECO INNOVATORS DAY "Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling" Brussels, 9 November 2012
  2. 2. OpportunityUse of advanced ICT and sensor-based technologies (RFID,optical identification, image capturing, geo-positioning, etc.)to: • Improve the management and control of reverse supply chain flows for wastes and recycling networks • Ensure traceability of the complete Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) management chain • Identify WEEE by producer in support of it’s compliance responsibility Potential Customers/Users : - Take-back compliance schemes - Enforcement agencies WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  3. 3. Expected ObjectivesObjectives • Increase volume of WEEE legally recycled reducing leaks to uncontrolled channels • Automate the characterization, sorting and recycling of different types of WEEE • Track and control incidences like scavenging, leaks, presence of free-riders, etc. • Facilitate enforcement and reporting • Identify and address replication opportunitiesDuration: 36 months (Jul 2011  Jul 2014) Currently in month 15/36 WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  4. 4. Project Partners6 partners and 4 external associates covering whole life-cycle of EEE productsand waste managementPartners:  Technology Solutions provider (Coordinator):  Customers: WEEE compliance schemes  Manufacturer of household appliances:  Logistics operator: External Associates :  Treatment plant: WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  5. 5. WEEE TRACES’s two legs Different actions and objectives but • complementary and • in partnership Both Partners interested and following each other actions/experiences.WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  6. 6. CZ: Business NeedsAsekol as a collective take-back scheme for WEEEneeds: • Report to Producers of EEE on quantities what types of WEEE appliances collected and recycled • Report total weight of treated appliances • Identify and segregate WEEE appliances per type for separate optimal treatment • Assess feasibility of charging producers according to eco-design featuresThis has to be achieved in an automated fashion. WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  7. 7. CZ: Selected approachFeasibility study proved that combined technology should be used andoptical recognition should be the primary technology.Attributes which will recognized using optical sensors: • logo of the producer • descriptions on the device tag (producer, model number) • barcodes (Producers and Asekol take-back scheme)First phase of project primary focuses on display devices (CRT and flat displays). WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  8. 8. CZ: Functional unit for tests Examples of results WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  9. 9. CZ: Pilot test resultsPrimary focusing on display devices (CRT and flat displays)Main Challenges: Diverse dimensions of WEEE and of their optical attributes (logo, texton tags, etc) along with the required pace of the treatment (up to 1 m/s)*from tested group ! WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) and better results expected in full scale tests! “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  10. 10. ES: Business needs Key features• Improve WEEE collection and reduce leaks of WEEE• Use of sensor applications to ensure traceability through whole reverse supply chain, featuring: – Tagging and tracking (RFID + BC) – Identification and characterization through RFID readers – Sorting and Channeling to appropriate treatment plants – Traceability by unit  picture and video included – Automation of incidence management, certification and invoicing – Simplification of reporting – Standardization of information – Integration in ERP system WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  11. 11. ES: Scope of Project Full scale commercial system to manage whole WEEE flow (>70.000 tons/yr) and all associated information 2Q’2012> 100 actors:- Collection points- Logistics operators 2-3Q’2013- Treatment plants WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  12. 12. ES: WEEE units managed3000 2623 collected2500 recycled 20002000 17691500 13081000 900 828 674500 312 348 175 0 wk40 wk41 wk42 wk43 wk44 Beyond powerpoint and pilot phases In production at real scale! WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  13. 13. Key stakeholders engagement Critical to address non-technical barriers and in support of market replicationWEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  14. 14. Market replication and uptakeBasel e-Waste European WEEE Eco-SystèmesAsia initiative: take-back schemes France (4) Brazil WEEE Logistics compliance operators scheme Opportunities arising  long take-off maduration period Need to accelerate Actions and Business Plan WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  15. 15. Main conclusions (so far)Still in month 15 of 36 • Challenging technical aspects • Changing market and regulatory conditions • Implementation barriers…. always exist and are addressedStandardization  key issue to address international market opportunities and ensure life cycle approach - Content and format. - Producer and supply chain infoInterest and potential replication opportunities arise  acceleration of Business and Exploitation Plan (WP#4) Enforcement WEEE schemes Other wastes Related fields WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  16. 16. Some testimonials “This system justifies the role of collective“WEEE TRACE actually simplifies the work by the take-back schemes as guarantos of Producers waste management” (José Gómez, Emaús) compliance responsibilities” (Angel Lasunción, Recytel recycling facility) “I see value in enforcement agencies “Very interesting. This tracing system if using WEEE TRACE principles and systems harmonized could be a way to trace e- to make controls of shipments” (Stephane Waste shipments to its origin” (Junya Arditi, European Environmental Bureau ) Kikuhara – Basel Asian network) WEEE TRACE (Brussels, 9 November 2012) “Sectorial Cluster Meeting Recycling”
  17. 17. Thanks for your attention! www.weee-trace.euIn case of questions, feel free to contact Project Coordinator: Josu Rollón jrollon@mcctelecom.es info@weee-trace.eu

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