Quantification of CO2-eq emissions
The quantification of the CO2-eq emissions avoided and energy savings due to the role of WEEE Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs) is often used as an indicator of their environmental benefits.
The purpose of the CO2-eq calculation tool is to provide WEEE Forum members a common methodology to calculate the environmental benefit of management of WEEE by WEEE systems in the WEEE Forum, expressed as avoided emissions of CO2-eq and energy savings.
The methodology developed gives support to PROs for:
- evaluating the benefit of their activities;
- allowing WEEE Forum members review their own methodology be comparing it to the one developed by the WEEE Forum;
- providing an estimated value of the benefit of recycling WEEE that can be used for communication purposes (tonnes of CO2-eq emissions saved per tonne of WEEE treated).
The tool is available for WEEE Forum members only.