REWIN

Improving resource efficiency for the production and recycling of electronic products by adoption of waste tracking system

China is a fast developing economic region, especially the production of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is rapidly growing. On the one hand these growing amounts of EEE cause severe environmental damages when not handled properly as waste. On the other hand post-consumer Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) contain many materials that are valuable when used as secondary raw materials in the production processes of electronics. In addition the recycling of residual materials from the electronics production industry saves valuable resources. According to a 2009 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report "China already produces about 2.3 million tonnes of e-waste (2010 estimate) domestically, second only to the United States with about 3 million tonnes. And, despite having banned e-waste imports, China remains a major e-waste dumping ground for developed countries."

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to sustainable production for both Chinese producers of EEE and recyclers via promoting resource efficiency in order to lower the environmental impact of WEEE.

The specific objectives include:

  • Linking supply and demand of secondary raw materials in electronic production and recycling (chain approach).
  • The development of an adequate recycling infrastructure for WEEE as post-consumer waste and secondary raw materials from electronic producing industry.
  • The development of a knowledge structure on Design for Recycling between the recyclers and the electronic producing industry.

 

The main target group is the Chinese electronics production and recycling industry. In addition major stakeholders are authorities at national and regional level (e.g. Ministry of Environment - National Solid Waste Management Centre of China), local waste management authorities from the target provinces) and Industrial Associations such as the China Electronics Enterprises Association and the National Environmental Industrial Association.

Duration: 12/2011 - 7/2015

Total budget: EUR 1,751,931 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Stefan Salhofer
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Muthgasse 107, 3rd floor
1190 Vienna
Austria
Phone: 0043 / 1 / 318 99 00

stefan.salhofer@boku.ac.at

http://www.rewin-china.net

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, sees itself as an education and research centre for renewable resources, which are a necessity for human life. The task of BOKU is to contribute significantly to the protection of life resour
Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
BUCEA is a engineering university of higher learning under the direct supervision of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission. BUCEA offers education in civil engineering and architecture for senior technical and administrative talents for Beijing.
National Solid Waste Management Centre of China of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China National Solid Waste Management Centre of China of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China
China Electronics Enterprises Association (CEEA) China Electronics Enterprises Association (CEEA)
CEEA is a non-profitable social and economical organization. The China Electronics Enterprises Association (CEEA) is a nationwide organization for enterprises engaged in research, development, production, sales and provision of services, involving differe
Rijkswaterstaat Rijkswaterstaat
Rijkswaterstaat is the national executive agency of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.
Jingzhou Environmental Protection Bureau Jingzhou Environmental Protection Bureau
Impact Sheet REWIN Impact Sheet REWIN

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