RENEW is a three-year project funded by the EIT Raw Materials.
The project aims at validating technologies that allow the separation of plastic from the metals contained in the Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) that are found in Waste from Electrical and electronic Equipment (WEEE), as well as the study and validation of technologies for the recovery of the separated plastic.
Purpose of RENEW project is to reduce the carbon footprint of the WEEE recycling process in the copper sector, minimizing the presence of plastics and studying their recovery.
Acting at the beginning of the chain, a part of the project will be dedicated to the test of an innovative eco-point to increase the amount of collected WEEE.
RENEW activities will lead to a better and improved performance of the European smelter and recycling operations:
RENEW strongly supports the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which promotes sustainable practices in all sectors: closing materials loops, increasing resource efficiency, optimizing recycling and material chain for End-of-Life products.