C-SERVEES Project Animation Video
International E-Waste Day: C-SERVEES launches video on circular business models for e-products
International E-Waste Day is celebrated every 14th of October. To mark the occasion this year, the C-SERVEES project launched a short animation that provides an insight into the work it has been undertaking and how the project has been developing circular business models for its target e-products: televisions, washing machines, printers and network monitoring equipment.
According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce on average 7.6 kg of e-waste, meaning that a massive 57.4 million tonnes will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 per cent of this electronic waste, containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials, will be recorded as being properly collected, treated and recycled.
The C-SERVEES animation has been developed to provide citizens with information on what the project is doing to change the way e-products are developed and consumed and to make them think about new approaches to the purchase and use of electronics.
C-SERVEES aims to boost a resource-efficient circular economy in the electrical and electronic sector through the development, testing, validation and transfer of new circular economic business models based on systemic eco-innovative services that include: eco-leasing of EEE, product customization, improved WEEE management, and ICT services to support the other eco-services.
Particula Group’s main task on the C-SERVEES project is the development of services based on 3D printing technology.
ICT tools are being developed as the driver of the proposed eco-innovative services to take full advantage of the potential and synergies of two major revolutions of our time: the circular economy and the Industry 4.0. The techno-economic, environmental and social viability of the new circular economic business models are being validated through demonstrations dealing with the four target products.
International #ewasteday, established by the WEEE Forum, a C-SERVEES partner, is an annual event in which organisations across the world highlight the increasing challenge that e-waste presents by undertaking initiatives that communicate and discuss best practice in circular economy and e-waste management, and set up repair, reuse and collection points for unused or broken e-products. The aim is to improve knowledge of the whole e-value chain and the importance of making this vital part of our daily lives more circular – something that is at the core of C-SERVEES.
C-SERVEES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 776714
The consortium comprises 17 organisations from across Europe. They are from manufacturing, research institutes and universities, recyclers, and non-profit associations and social enterprises. It is a four-year project that concludes in October 2022.