The H2020 CloseWEEE project has now finished. The €5.9 million collaborative project was conceived with the aim of drastically improving e-waste recycling by enabling knowledge exchange and through the development of recycling technologies. Now the project has reached its conclusion, we’re happy to share with you some of our main findings.
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The CloseWEEE Recycling and Reuse of Polymers from WEEE workshop took place on June 6th 2018 attracting 33 participants from science and industry. During the workshop, Dr Martin Schlummer (Fraunhofer IVV) gave an overview of the CloseWEEE project, as well as making a presentation on ‘Recovery of Polymer Additives from WEEE plastics’. Dr Arne Rudiger (SITRAPLAS GmbH) explained the processes and associated challenges with ABS and PC/ABS recycling, and Dr Roland Schluter (ARGUS Additive Plastics GmbH) gave a presentation on the Application of Recycled Sb2O3 in Flame Retarded PE. The workshop also welcomed Jan Noordegraaf (Sinbra Technology) and Lein Tange (ICL-IP) who introduced the PolyStyreneLoop Cooperative.
Presentations from CloseWEEE project partners have been made available on the project website via the link below.
The CloseWEEE projects 2nd General Assembly took place in the facilities of Fraunhofer Institute for Process engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising, Germany. During this meeting, the first results of the CloseWEEE project were announced by the partners as well as the first deliverables. A visit in the installations of Fraunhofer IVV was also performed with the aim to show the IVV labs and especially, the Creasolv® process