CIRC4life presented at key trade WEEE and Agri-food events

4 February, 2020

On November 5th 2019, our partner Recyclia conducted its annual EcoEncuentro meeting, which gathered more than 200 professionals in the electronic recycling sector of Spain. The meeting aimed to present the current situation and future prospects of the recycling of waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Spain.

 

Our partner Indumetal participated as well in the meeting by making a presentation on the CIRC4Life Project and its aim to engage consumers in circular behaviours, highlighting the DEMO taking place in (Getxo) Bilbao testing how to incentivise end-users to reuse and recycle electronic devices. For his part, José Pérez, CEO of Recyclia, presented the current situation of the sector of recycling of electronic waste and batteries in Spain.

Among the highlights of the day, it is worth mentioning the inauguration by Hugo Morán, Secretary of State for the Environment, whose speech highlighted the importance of consumer involvement to achieve the objective set by the European Commission to manage 450.000 tons of electronic waste in 2019. “This makes it essential to have spokespersons who have credibility for their knowledge and ability to reach the largest number of citizens in their daily lives, as is the case with collective systems,” said Morán.

This year’s theme focused on how sport can be used as a space for raising awareness on  healthy environmental habits.  The meeting also addressed the contribution of recycling electronic waste to the circular economy and the possible impact on the Spanish economy of the current global slowdown.

In addition, our partner ALIA took part in SEPOR the Livestock, Industry and Agrifood trade fair happening between the 4th and 7th November 2019. It is organized every year in Lorca (Murcia) and biodiversity, animal health and technological advances are presented and discussed. It is one of the most important and ancient trade fairs inside the Iberian Peninsula with more than 72,000 visitors.

ALIA had its own stand in which visitors could find our more information about the CIRC4Life project. In addition, ALIA made a presentation about the project, explaining to 50 attendants the main objectives of the project, the business models and their implementation in the meat sector which will be demonstrated by ALIA.

 

ALIA also used the fair as an opportunity to test eco-labels with attendants, which will contribute to the design of the final eco-label that will be used by the project.

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