During the workshop, PolyCE launched their “Design for and Design from Recycling Guidelines”, which offer a practical approach to designing electronics using recycled materials.
The Guidelines show how to move towards the reuse of recycled plastics, how they can be implemented step by step and what design recommendations need to…
PolyCE partners recognised at Plastics Recycling Show Europe
On December 11th, PolyCE partner Philips won the “Product of the Year” award at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe for their Senseo Viva Café Eco coffee machine. This is the first Philips product made entirely out of recycled plastics.
Jack Hunter explores whether sharing, repairing, reusing and recycling will go truly mainstream after the Covid-19 pandemic.
War, revolution and state failures can sweep away established social norms. Failing systems don’t survive a crisis. New, better-suited ways of doing things were probably…
From 21st to 24th January 2020, the PolyCE team participated at the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 in Salzburg.
On the first day of the IERC congress, the PolyCE team and 25 participants from research and industry came together for an interactive workshop to discuss the challenges and…
Gergana Dimitrova, Researcher and Project Manager Fraunhofer Institute for for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
Anton Berwald, Researcher and Project Manager Fraunhofer Institute for for Reliability and Microintegration IZM
Prof. Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management University of Northampton — UK
Roberta Bernasconi , EMEA Sustainability Sr Manager Whirlpool…
European Commission-funded project with UN support urges consumers to favour products containing plastics recycled from electronic waste; Philips and Whirlpool among first firms offering support by designing products to use more recycled plastic, ease plastic reuse at product end-of-life; Most consumers see no difference in quality, appearance, performance
The Philips global Headquarter in Amsterdam was the scene of a technical Workshop called “Circular design of electrical and electronic equipment: The post-consumer recycled plastics challenge.”
More than 40 participants, representing the entire electronics value chain in the EU, came together for an interactive workshop to discuss best practice examples…
Authors: Kim Ragaert (Universiteit Gent), Arthur Schwesig (MGG Polymers Austria GmbH), Joost Duflou (KU Leuven), Margaret Bates (University of Northampton), Alberto de Andres Sanchez (Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation), Stephane Arditi (European Environmental Bureau), Gergana Dimitrova (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V.), …
First PolyCE Academy
The PolyCE Academy events aim to reach university students from industrial design, chemistry, mechanical and environmental engineering programs, presenting concepts of circularity and sustainability. In total, four PolyCE Academies are planned, involving different universities.
The first PolyCE Academy took place on 5 April 2019 at Ghent University. During this event, collaborators from Ghent University, Fraunhofer IZM, Ecodom, and KU Leuven presented different topics addressing the circular economy concept, treatment of electrical-electronic equipment waste (WEEE), recycling operations of WEEE, design guidelines for circular economy, collection methodologies for WEEE materials, plastics recycling policy, industrial examples, and advanced processing operations in plastics recycling.
Over 60 students attended the first PolyCE Academy, providing an excellent opportunity in disseminating the circularity concept and preliminary results of the PolyCE Project. The next PolyCE Academy is planned to be held at Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) in 2020.