In the first part of the event project partners walked the audience through the work undertaken during the last 2.5 years.
Shahrzad Manoochehri from World Resources Forum explained the background to the project and current situation with CRM recycling. Otmar Deubzer from United Nations University presented the list of key equipment containing CRMs that were selected for drafting of the voluntary certification scheme, which was then explained in detail by Sonia Valdivia (World Resources Forum). Yifaat Baron (Oeko-Institut) showed the audience the tools created to control conformity with the requirements.
The second part of the event focused on the future of the CRMs recycling. Firstly, Federico Magalini of Sofies explained how the project views the future potential of the certification scheme once the CEWASTE project ends. Secondly, the panel discussion, moderated by Pascal Leroy of the WEEE Forum focused on key questions around what needs to happen to improve CRM recycling. The panel composed of Christian Dworak (CENELEC TC111x Environment), Christian Hagelueken (UMICORE), Mattia Pellegrini (DG Environment, European Commission), Norbert Zonneveld (EERA) and Fanny Rateau (ECOS) addressed the following questions, amongst others:
- What progress has been made in CRM recycling in the last 10 years?
- What incentives need to be in place for companies to invest in new technologies for CRM recycling?
- Should standards become legally binding?
- What the European Commission can do to make the things really happen?
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