LIFE WEEE Leyman's Report

This report was produced as a part of the LIFE WEEE project and aims to demonstrate, in addition to the objectives and results of the project, how the integrated governance model that has been developed can lead to long-term environmental benefits.

Here we see an extract on the environmental benefits over the three years of the project. The full report is attached.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OVER THE 3 YEARS OF THE PROJECT

+ 39% WEEE collected and sent for treatment and recovery, equivalent to 88,000 tons, equal to 2.4 times the weight of the Dome of the Florence Cathedral

Recovered
42.000 tons of metals 18.000 tons of plastic
6.200 tons of copper
4.800 tons of glass
4.000 tons of aluminium 2.700 tons of printed circuits

Savings
880.000 tons of CO2 1.320.000 m3 of water

 

SOCIAL IMPACTS OVER THE 3 YEARS OF THE PROJECT

+ 5.000.000 citizens informed about the correct disposal of electronic waste

+ 40.000 companies made aware of incorrect behaviours in terms of non-compliant WEEE management + 2.000 primary school students educated on separate collection and the proper disposal of WEEE

+ 400 secondary school children trained in green jobs

+ 200 Municipal Administrations will enhance their communication initiatives and the quality of services provided to citizens