Why we need CloseWEEE?
Waste of electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a complex waste stream comprising of metal, glass, wood, and plastic.
For the year 2012, Eurostat reported that 9.5 M. tonnes of waste electric and electronic equipment has been produced in Europe, exceeding the 3.3 M tonnes of collected waste electric and electronic equipment by far.
WEEE contains significant amounts of highly valuable materials and hazardous compounds. With respect to the tremendous amount, recovery of secondary raw materials from WEEE is mandatory and has been requested by the European WEEE directive.