Recyclia is the largest environmental platform for used electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) and batteries in Spain. It brings together the experience and knowledge of the three Environmental Foundations: Ecopilas, Ecofimática and Ecoasimelec which, as EPR systems, have been the entities in charge of offering producers the necessary coverage for the correct collection and management of this waste at the end of its useful life. Recyclia celebrates its tenth anniversary this year having managed more than 415,700 tons of waste (WEEE and batteries) since the beginning of its activity.
Recyclia is the only Spanish collective system taking part in CIRC4Life project that began in 2018. This project is an international collaborative innovation project, with a duration of 36 months, supported by the European Commission’s H2020 Circular Economy programme. Consisting of a consortium of seventeen partners across eight EU countries, our aim is to develop and implement a circular economy approach for sustainable products and services through their value and supply chains.
It includes the development of 3 new business models:
1. Co-Creation of products and services
2. Sustainable Consumption
3. Collaborative Reuse/Recycling
The development of these Circular Economy business models was demonstrated through a pioneering pilot test in Spain and coordinated by Recyclia and the waste management company Indumetal Recycling in charge of managing waste, either for recycling or reuse, of tablets and other small electronic devices in the town of Getxo.
This pilot test included:
This pilot experience in the town of Getxo was developed from November 2020 to October 2021.
The user, when delivering his waste, obtains a number of credits (eco-credits) that he can later exchange for a series of incentives.
The result of this pilot experience was:
More information at https://www.recyclia.es/proyectos-europeos/circ4life/ and in the video below:
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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