CRM Recovery project

The project will demonstrate viable approaches to increase the recovery of target critical raw materials (CRMs) from WEEE by 5% by 2020.

Project Outputs

The project will produce a variety of reports including:

  • EU Materials and Critical Raw Material Flows Model

An analysis of all available EU material flows and development of a European wide model of the flow of (W)EEE through the recovery system.

  • Trial Evaluations

Collection and recovery trial evaluation aiming at identifying design criteria for an optimised recovery of CRMs from selected product groups and demonstrating specific, quantified resource saving potentials in combination with economic assessments of the different trails across the trial regions.

  • Policy and Infrastructure Recommendations

National policy interventions and EU policy options focusing on how and where the outcomes of the trials can be rapidly implemented across Europe. This will provide a clear pathway to achieve the 5% material capture improvement expected from this project by 2020.

Infrastructure development recommendations that outline the required collection and recovery infrastructure to secure resources and value in the participating nations and at EU level.

  • Layman’s report and case studies

The Layman’s report will present the project, its objectives, its actions and its results in an open, accessible and visually attractive format to a general public and will be published at project end. Accompanying the report will be a series of short, accessible case studies on best practice and guidance to demonstrate business benefits from increased raw material recovery.