Close the Loop
November 9, 2018
WEEE Ireland has worked since 2005 on quality recycling solutions for Producers, Distributors and Consumers of WEEE and waste batteries. We also engage with our Irish and European partners, Members and Trade Associations on solutions throughout the waste hierarchy to further ‘Close the Loop’. See the list of useful links below:
LIFECYCLE THINKING: Applia the Home Appliance Europe trade association provides a platform through its Circular Society initiative to share practices and innovative solutions for different topics such as food waste prevention, recycling and resource efficiency.
REDUCE: Preventing waste in the first place is key to a more circular economy. Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme and the BeGreen hub brings together all the activities and programmes that have been put in place by the EPA, local authorities and other partners to promote waste prevention, resource efficiency & behavioural change.
REUSE: SMILE Resource Exchange is a FREE service for businesses that encourages the exchanging of resources between its members in order to save money, reduce waste going to landfill and to develop new business opportunities.
PREPARE FOR REUSE Organisations wishing to access WEEE for preparation for reuse can register with The Producer Register Ltd or contact them directly for details of existing preparation for reuse organisations.
RECYCLE: Small Things Matter Bringing WEEE and waste batteries to authorised collection points for recycling ensures potentially hazardous materials are managed in an environmentally responsible way. See the WEEE Ireland map here for details of collection points and events near you for FREE WEEE and Waste Battery Recycling.
The I4R platform provides treatment and recycling facilities and preparation for re-use operators with access to WEEE recycling information in line with the requirements of Directive 2012/19/EU.
RESEARCH: A partnership of researchers, recyclers and engineers have united their expertise to solve the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) stockpiling issue in Europe. A commercial full-scale unit has been developed across a three-year Eco-innovation project called ReVolv, by a consortium led by Votechnik and the University of Limerick, including WEEE Ireland and the WEEE Forum.
RECOVER: WEEELABEX certified quality recycling of WEEE recovers different resources for use again in manufacturing.
The ProSUM project delivered the First Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform, a centralised database of all available data and information on arisings, stocks, flows and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), end-of-life vehicles (ELVs), batteries and mining wastes.