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A Second LIFE for Critical Raw Materials

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‘A Second LIFE for Critical Raw Materials’ will explore how all parties can work together to increase the recovery of critical raw material from WEEE.

This is also the Final Conference of the Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery project (CRM Recovery) which, with the support of the European Union through the LIFE Programme, has supported collaboration and innovation in regional trials across the UK, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic. The project aims to increase the recovery of target CRMs by 5% by 2020.


We have curated an exciting, interactive, innovative and informative programme to both celebrate the successes of the CRM Recovery project and to discuss the way forward towards increased CRM recovery targets.


CONFERENCE THEMES:

  • How do we increase the collection and recovery of critical raw materials from WEEE?
  • How are businesses, funding bodies and research organisations approaching these challenges across Europe?
  • How do we work together to establish an effective supply chain?


AGENDA:

  • Presentation and discussions around the CRM Recovery project’s Policy & Infrastructure recommendations.
  • How CRM Recovery collaborative trials have addressed the main challenges. Short, visual informative presentations.
  • Expert speakers reviewing collection and recovery methods and policy opportunities.
  • Keynote Industry Speakers.
  • EU Policy perspectives from the European Commission.


Details of the full agenda will be released shortly.

NETWORKING:

Networking breaks throughout the day and opportunities to share thoughts and views during the sessions.



About the Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery Project:

The EU LIFE funded Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery project (CRM Recovery) has invested in trials exploring novel ways of boosting the collection and recovery of critical raw materials (CRMs) from household waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE).

Each year millions of tonnes of WEEE is generated in the EU, but only 30% is reported as properly collected and recycled. The CRM Recovery Project aims to increase the recovery of target CRMs by 5% by 2020 and by 20% by 2030.

The collection and recovery trials were the first stage in the €2.1m, three-and-a-half-year project, supported by funding received from the LIFE Programme of the European Union, Innovate UK, the Welsh Government and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The outputs from the trials will inform policy recommendation throughout the EU. The CRM Recovery project is coordinated by WRAP, and delivered in partnership with European Advanced Recycling Network, European Recycling Platform, Knowledge Transfer Network and Wuppertal Institute.

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