Project Details

Description

A Horizon2020 project running from 2016 - 2020 looking at innovative ways to reduce the impact of waste electrical and electronic equipmen (WEEE) by encouraging the adoption of new, circular business models, and also by increasing the incorporation of recycled plastics. The project team consists of 20 world leading academic and industry partners.

The University of Northampton led on Work Package 1: CIRCULAR MODELS OF PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION FOR HIGH RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

'The main goal of WP1 is to identify, assess and test business models towards circular economy and their impacts along the whole value chain. The specific objectives are:

Demonstrate the feasibility of a circular model for the plastics supply and value chain.

Characterise current CE business models and determine the impacts, drivers and limitations in the electronics sector and determine metrics / measurement
Investigate the point of view of the end-users regarding barriers and drivers for the implementation of innovative circular business models

Assess current business models of production of plastics for the electronics sector

Determine how innovative design of processes, components, products, services and quality protocols can be tailored to increase product circularity

Derive business models for dematerialisation and consumption (for testing in WP3) and assess opportunities for integration with existing systems.

Determine opportunities for industrial symbiosis between different electronic equipment value chains and sectors increasing circularity.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/20