Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment

  • Objective

    A world class recycle centre where the households can leave their bulky waste, garden waste, electronic waste and hazardous waste. It is also possible to hand in items for reuse. At the recycle centre at Vattumyren the household can leave different kinds of waste for free. That is a service which is included in the municipal waste fee. There are containers for burnable bulky waste, metal scrap, corrugated cardboard, small electronics and wheels from cars, garden waste, kitchen appliances, concrete and bricks. Inside the building you can hand in your hazardous waste and items for reuse.

  • Objective

    According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered waste - is an ancient practice which shows that in times of resource scarcity (i.e. shortage of virgin materials) societies attach more economic and societal value to their own waste. This implies that throughout time the definition of waste can change as well. Generally speaking longer use or reuse of materials and products this is often mainly to cover a society’s needs.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Cross-sectoral

    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Carbon fixation and abatement
    Coastal zones
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Industry
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Waste management
    Water

    Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), established in 1918 as the Geological Survey of Korea, is a government-funded Geoscience research organization where the top-notch R&D are ongoing.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport
    Waste management

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

  • Country of registration
    Israel
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Coastal zones
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Human health
    Industry
    Transport
    Waste management
    Water

    Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center (NRERC), University of Haifa is a resaerch and academic institution established in 1985  with the mission to  carry out interdisciplinary research in the area of natural resource and environmental resource management, pioneering this a

  • Publication date
    Objective

    The inadequate disposal of old, faulty air conditioners and refrigerators poses a considerable threat to the environment. In recognizing this issue, CTCN Consortium partner GIZ, together with the Colombian partner ministry,has published a guideline which illustrates how to appropriately dismantle cooling appliances. The publication addresses waste disposal companies and environmental ministries.