Participant

Organisation Name:

FORTECH

Organisation website:

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City:

San Jose

Country:

Costa Rica

Date(s):

October-Onwards

Activities:

Public Campaign - Internet news, Public Campaign - Social media, Public Campaign - TV news

Description: A public-private cooperation between GIZ german cooperation, FORTECH, and local governments and electronical equipment workshops is being developed in order to capture and collect bigger volumes of WEEE in Costa Rica. The project consists of three main objectives: increasing education on the importance of WEEE recycling and informing the public about established collection points, developing a modern, enviromentally safe recycling process, and establishing alliances between the private and the public institutions in Costa Rica. The model is scalable and is envisioned to expand around the central american region.

Fortech, a Costa Rican company with more than 25 years of experience in the recycling and chemical industry, developed its own innovative technology to extract strategic metals contained in cell phones, laptops and small appliances, as well as bicycles, scooters and electric vehicles and their batteries.

SIMEC is a zero-waste procedure, of maximum material recovery, which incorporates an environmentally appropriate solution to ensure the circularity of lithium battery production processes, guaranteeing the sustainability of electric mobility and the sustainable production of electrical and electronic devices.

 
Participant

Organisation Name:

PREAL Costa Rica

Organisation website:

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Activity website:

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Social:

City:

San José

Country:

Costa Rica

Date(s):

The whole month of October, 2022

Activities:

Public Campaign - Internet news

Description: Video about the implementation of the WEEE Communication Strategy in Costa Rica and additional actions to improve the WEEE ecosystem

Invitation to the actors involved in the WEEE ecosystem (Municipalities, E-waste Industries and Producer Responsibility Organizations, among others) to carry out activities within the IEWD framework

Dissemination management with the press and communication media on the progress in modernizing national regulations and the establishment of collection goals for WEEE

Update the databases of stakeholders and their participation in the WEEE ecosystem to improve information systems for the services of consumers

 

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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty six producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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