I4R, the new Information for Recyclers Platform


Ceced and DigitalEurope, jointly with the Weee Forum, an international association of producer responsibility organisations and a centre of competence, have launched a common on-line platform – the Information for Recyclers Platform (I4R): http://www.i4r-platform.eu.
It’s aim is to allow recyclers to access information about the presence and location of materials and components that need separate treatment. The Weee Forum will host and maintain the platform. This initiative responds to recyclers’ quest for information about the presence of materials and components in electronic waste that require separate treatment.
«We wish to drive solutions to this problem, and the I4R platform is key to better inform managers in the recycling industry and to train workers on safety issues – said Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, DigitalEurope’s Director General. – By providing information at product group level, the I4R platform will help recyclers to optimise sorting where applicable»
Ceced Europe also expressed its satisfaction for the projects. «The added value of the I4R platform – commented Paolo Falcioni, Ceced’s Director-General – will not only benefit recyclers and the industry, but also all European citizens. It is another example of industries working together to contribute to a Circular Society, this time by supporting recycling and secondary raw material recovery». As underlined by Pascal Leroy, Secretary General at the Weee Forum – this new platform «is a major step forward in improving treatment processes, and of compliance in general. Easily accessible information about the presence of batteries, printed circuit boards or plastics containing brominated flame retardants in e-waste is what recyclers require.»