Only 17.4% of 2019 e-waste was collected and recycled, out of 53.6 million metric tons of waste generated in the world last year. But electronic
Within International E-Waste Day, promoted by WEEE Forum - the world's largest multi national centre of competence as regards operational
Tecno Riciclo is an Amiu SmartLab and Italian Institute for Technology (IIT) project to improve separate collection in IIT offices of Morego (Genova Bolzaneto).
After a year of project, separate waste collection increased of 35% - from 40% to 75%.
Results obtained with some logistical solutions, distribution of new containers and a specific enviromental campaign for all employees and researchers.
Even collection of small WEEE, introduced within after life activities of Weeenmodels Life + project, has contributed to improve the environmental sustainability of the structure, that obtained ISO 14001 certification: its the unique italian research institute to receive it.
Other interesting elements are the bioplastics obtained from food waste, such as orange peels and tomatoes, coffee and artichokes in IIT Smart materials Lab that open new uses of these materials.