Activating Circular Services in the Electrical and Electronic Sector

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

Complete list of materials, publications and activities of the C-SERVEES PROJECT.

[22/12/2020] - C-SERVEES newsletter – Fourth edition

C-SERVEES, a Horizon 2020 funded project, is developing and testing new circular business models for four products: washing machines,  televisions, printers and an access monitoring device used in telecoms. The models will be based on the principles of the circular economy and involve a rich consortium that includes research organisations, manufacturers, WEEE recyclers and ICT developers.

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[04/03/2020] - C-SERVEES newsletter – Third edition

C-SERVEES, a Horizon 2020 funded project, is developing and testing new circular business models for four products: washing machines,  televisions, printers and an access monitoring device used in telecoms. The models will be based on the principles of the circular economy and involve a rich consortium that includes research organisations, manufacturers, WEEE recyclers and ICT developers.

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[11/02/2020] - H2020 projects workshop: “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” (Brussels, Belgium)

The C-SERVEES project was presented in a panel discussion on innovative solutions for circular services and products with focus on EEE

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised the workshop “Innovative services and products for the circular economy” on 11th of February in Brussels. Our colleague Enrique Moliner presented the C-SERVEES project in a panel focused on innovative solutions for services and products related to electrical and electronic equipment, which also counted on the participation of representatives of other related EU-funded projects (ReCiPSS and CIRC4LIFE). Several key topics were discussed during the panel like current trends, recent developments, opportunities and challenges for the circular economy in the electrical and electronic sector.

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[22/01/2020] - C-SERVEES newsletter – second edition

C-SERVEES, Horizon 2020 funded project, will develop and test new business models for four products: washing machines,  televisions, printers and an access monitoring device used in telecoms.  The models will be based on the principles of the circular economy where products, components and raw materials are constantly reused, upgraded  or recycled and flow in circles through manufacture and consumption

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[10/01/2020] - Validation of the WASH-CIRCMODE and TV-CIRCMODE (Istanbul, Turkey)

C-SERVEES partners held a technical workshop at ARÇELIK facilities to validate the Circular Economy Business Models for washing machines and TVs.

After several online meetings, members of the CEBMs Working Groups for washing machines and TVs held a technical workshop at ARCELIK facilities in Istanbul. The meeting, which took place between 8th and 10th of January, was attended by representatives of Loughborough University, GAIKER, AIMPLAS, GREENTRONICS and ARÇELIK. They reviewed and discussed in detail the aspects addressed in the online meetings, including the main CEBM elements and their related opportunities, challenges, etc. The discussions were useful for the final validation of the WASH-CIRCMODE and TV-CIRCMODE.

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[20/12/2019] - Validation of the PRINT-CIRCMODE (Budapest, Hungary)

C-SERVEES partners held a technical workshop at LEXMARK facilities to validate the Circular Economy Business Model for laser printers

After several online meetings, members of the CEBMs Working Group for laser printers held a technical workshop at LEXMARK facilities in Budapest. The meeting took place on 17-18 of December and it was attended by representatives of Loughborough University, GAIKER, GREENTRONICS, ARÇELIK and LEXMARK. They reviewed and discussed the aspects addressed in the online meetings with the aim to complete and validate the PRIT-CIRCMODE.

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[02/12/2019] - Validation of the ALM-CIRCMODE (Meiningen, Germany)

C-SERVEES partners held a technical workshop at ADVA facilities to validate the Circular Economy Business Model for ALM products.

Members of the CEBMs Working Group for ALM products held a technical workshop at ADVA facilities in Meiningen. The meeting, which took place on 28-29 of November, was attended by representatives of Loughborough University, GAIKER, SAT and ADVA. They reviewed and discussed in detail the aspects addressed through the previous online meetings of the Working Group, including the main CEBM elements and their related opportunities, challenges, etc. The discussions were aimed at the final validation of the ALM-CIRCMODE.

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[03/10/2019] - C-SERVEES partners organised the Workshop “WEEE - Circular economy opportunities”

C-SERVEES partners organised the Workshop “WEEE - Circular economy opportunities”

The workshop was held in Sardinia (Italy) on 03 October 2019 within the framework of the 17th Symposium on Waste Management and Landfilling. Enrique Moliner (AIMPLAS) provided a general overview of the C-SERVEES project. Bernd Kopacek (SAT) presented some of the project progresses regarding the circular economy business models for the electrical & electronic sector. Patrick Carminati explained how circular economy is being implemented at Lexmark, as well as the role of Lexmark in the C-SERVEES project. Finally, Pascal Leroy showed the main results from the C-SERVEES survey on opportunities and barriers to circular economy.

After that, the workshop continued with an open discussion with the audience around the central question: “Is circularity possible in the electronics sector?”. Key issues in circular economy business models were discussed, such as price signals and the market, design, consumption and production patterns, legislation and technology, among others.

Link: https://www.sardiniasymposium.it/

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[04/04/2019] - Keys for the success of innovation projects in circular economy - Working Document of CONAMA WG 17 "Innovation in projects with a circular economy vision"

C-SERVEES selected as a relevant example of innovation project in circular economy

C-SERVEES is presented as an example of practical experience in the development of an innovation project in circular economy in the document “Keys for the success of innovation projects in circular economy”. This document was developed by the CONAMA Working Group 17 "Innovation in projects with a circular economy vision", which was launched in 2018 to facilitate the exchange of experiences in the field of circular economy and identify key areas and enablers to promote innovation projects/initiatives in this field. C-SERVEES was one of the 36 projects chosen by this expert working group to be used as a reference when explaining the key elements for the success of innovation projects in circular economy.

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[01/04/2019] - C-SERVEES newsletter - first edition

Why C-SERVEES

E-waste is a complex mixture of both valuable and hazardous materials  and one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU.  The improvement of e-waste prevention, collection and recovery is essential for developing the circular economy and enhancing resource efficiency. 

Aim of C-SERVEES

C-SERVEES will provide several eco-innovative solutions for specific products such as Eco-design and customization, eco-leasing, re-use and remanufacturing, recycling and ICT services

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[30/01/2019] - – Circular Economy Business Models (CEBMs) Working Group Workshop (Brussels, Belgium)

C-SERVEES have held a workshop on Circular Economy Business Models

After several online meetings, the CEBMs Working Group of the C-SERVEES project have held today a technical workshop in Brussels to discuss in more detail the main aspects addressed in the online meetings. Work sessions organized and moderated by the team of Loughborough University have served to analyze and discuss in depth the different elements of CEBMs and their related opportunities and challenges. The contributions of partners and the consensus reached through debate will be used in the elaboration of a circular business reference model for the E&E sector.

 

 

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[27/11/2018] - CONAMA 2018: 14th National Conference on Environment (Madrid, Spain)

AIMPLAS presented the C-SERVEES project at CONAMA 2018

Enrique Moliner (AIMPLAS) attended CONAMA 2018, which was held in Madrid (Spain) on 26-29 October 2018, and presented the C-SERVEES project. CONAMA has become the reference event in Spain for environmental networking and knowledge sharing, with more than 7,000 participants in its latest edition and a network of more than 450 collaborating institutions, including companies, administrations, universities, technology centres and third sector entities.

Enrique participated as a speaker during the Session "Innovation in projects with a circular economy vision", presenting the C-SERVEES project and discussing in a scientific roundtable about new business models for the circular economy. A poster of C-SERVEES was also displayed at the conference.

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[23/11/2018] - IV Conference on Plastic and Circular Economy (Madrid, Spain)

AIMPLAS presented the C-SERVEES project at the IV Conference on Plastic and Circular Economy

AIMPLAS and Cicloplast organised the IV Conference on Plastic and Circular Economy, which was held in Madrid (Spain) on 23 November 2018. This conference is a reference forum in Spain for discussion about the role of every actor in the plastics value chain to reach the goals of the circular economy strategy for plastics. The C-SERVEES project was presented in a poster exhibition area, while AIMPLAS colleagues take the opportunity to discuss project objectives and expected outcomes with plastics industry representatives and policy makers.

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[17/10/2018] - Meet us at Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 in the historic Schoenbrunn Castle in Vienna from November 26-29, 2018

The EU project “C-SERVEES – Activating Circular Services in the Electric and Electronic Sector” will organise a workshop to find answers to questions like “Can the e-sector adapt to circular economy thinking?”, “Why don’t we see more examples of circular economy thinking in the e-sector?” and “Does circular economy work for all product categories in the e-sector?” during Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018. Your active participation in this discussion will be highly appreciated.

Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2018 conference and exhibition on Electronics and the Environment will take place from on 26-29 November 2018 in Schoenbrunn Palace Conference Centre Vienna (Austria), which is situated in the Apothecaries’ Wing of the famous building. This Symposium is the only platform for presenting the up-to-date progress on sustainable development and the development of eco-efficient products. The program will feature the latest in circular economy, environmental design, clean manufacturing, resource efficiency, climate change, new eco-efficient technologies, collection, reverse logistics, refurbishment, carbon trading, re-use, recycling and policy making from leading experts in industry, academia, consulting, recyclers and public area around the globe. Leading companies and institutions in green electr(on)ics will present their innovative products, processes and services at the exhibition. All companies in the electr(on)ics, telecom, automotive, solar and PV, chemical, raw material processing and recycling industry, power suppliers, electricity generators and distributors, contract manufacturers, material and component suppliers, service and logistic companies, collective systems, academia, consulting and public authorities are invited to attend and contribute.

We look forward to meet you there!

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 776714