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Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment

  • Recycling of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE)

    Type: 
    Technology
    Sectors:
    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.

  • Mora Recycling Centre

    Type: 
    Product
    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.

  • GRID-Arendal

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    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.

  • Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    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. We endeavor to bring the innovative KIGAM strategies so that we can embrace the new KIGAM’s value and research cultures. Our ultimate goal is enhancing the quality of people's lives through science and technology which eventually contributes to the development of human society.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Natural Resources and Environmental Research Center, University of Haifa

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Israel
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    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 academic research field in Israel. NRERC is chosen, by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, to lead "The Israeli Center for Climate Change" (ICCIC).

  • Publication on how to dismantle refrigerators and air conditioners in an environmentally-friendly manner

    Type: 
    News
    Publication date:
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    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.