A Bottom-up Approach to Reducing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Application of the European Union waste hierarchy and circular economy principles to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As knowledge producers who use information and communication technology extensively, universities can drive low-carbon policies by developing sustainability best practices.

The University of Bologna’s Terracini in Transizione (sustainability living lab), in collaboration with Nucleo Tecnico Rifiuti (the university’s Waste Technical Unit), has developed a reuse and recovery centre for disused EEE.


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Related Goal
Goal 7: Build circular material flows