We give WEEE a new life.

We are a partner in the ESTRAEE project, whose main objective is to promote, at the cross-border region Galicia-North of Portugal, a strategy for the sustainable management of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, involving citizens, local government, manufacturers and producers, through the Producer's Extended Responsibility Systems.

For this, the project contemplates:
  • Improving municipal selective collection systems by adapting, within the framework of the WEEE Directive, 18 drop-off sites located in the cross-border area, to ensure correct storage of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), with the aim of reusing it in the future.
  • The definition of a common normative that defines the best practices for the fulfillment of the Directive and for the sustainable management of the WEEE in the scope of the municipal operations of management of WEEE.
  • A study of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of different types of WEEE: washing machines; dishwashers; tablets and smartphones, comparing re-use and recycling options.
  • The implementation of a resource pool and secondary raw materials market.

Approved under the Spain-Portugal cooperation program, through the EP-INTERREG V-A program (POCTEP) and implemented from 2017 to 2019, the project is coordinated by the Deputación de Pontevedra (Spain) and has as Portuguese partners, besides LIPOR - Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto, ERP - Portugal (European Recycling Platform). On the Spanish side, the remaining partners are ERP SAS - Spain, the Technological Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Foundation - Energylab and Revertia - Reuse and Recycling.

Boosting the preparation for reuse as a priority option in the management of WEEE gives the ESTRAEE Project a pioneering and innovative character in Europe, opening the doors to the development of a greener economy in the cooperative space.

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