Schools involved in International project to reduce e-waste

IVL Swedish Environmental Institute participates in the international E-Mining @ schools project, which will run through 2018 until the end of 2019. The project is a pedagogic initiative to engage and raise student awareness of environmental issues around electric and electronic waste and the recycling of rare earth metals.

Participating classes were able to meet environmental scientists and visit facilities and laboratories working with e-recycling. Assisted by our experts, students organized local waste collection as part of an international competition.

The educational activities that the schools can participate in include:

  • creating and running campaigns to engage schools in ramping up recycling efforts
  • reviewing high-quality educational material, lectures and a social web-based education platform

Web-based education platform Students are given the opportunity to participate in an online education platform for social engagement where they can share experiences of the project.

Read the press release: IVL releases book about electrical waste for secondary school students


Project facts

E-mining@school

Partners:
ACS Recycling electronics de Catalunya
Circularise
General Council of the Catalan Chambers of Commerce
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Hub Innovazione Trentino S.c.a.r.l. (HIT)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Relight S.R.L.
EIT Raw Materials GmbH
University of Limerick
Università degli Studi di Trento

Finance:
European EIT RawMaterials Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC)