Cantiere Autolimitazione (CAUTO), non profit social cooperative, project lead beneficiary, has been operating in the waste sector for 15 years by delivering services, such as collection and disposal. It owns and manages a plant that is authorized to the retention of various WEEE.
During the last years, CAUTO has been asked by some health care facilities to dispose of electronic waste and therefore it has to deeply study the issue in order to be able to identify correctly the materials composing WEEE and proper destination plants.Through this project CAUTO wants to implement a separate space devoted to recovery of medical WEEE.
Medicus Mundi Attrezzature (MEMUA), non profit social cooperative, has been dealing with donations of medical equipment, even complex ones, for some years. It collects many medical equipment from hospitals and health care facilities and offers reconditioned equipment to bodies (religious or volunteering in general) operating in the filed of international cooperation. They manage a laboratory for the refurbishing of equipment and the tutoring of local communities in installation and reuse.
University of Brescia, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Brescia, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Implants, is very skilled in the sector of waste and it offers its professors’ expertise, dealing with research and scientific analysis on metals and with management processes for waste recovery and disposal.
Ateliere Fara Frontiere (AFF) is a Romanian non profit organisation that manages WEEE and employs disadvantaged people. AFF has the authorization from the Environment ministry to dismantle WEEE and to sell them to authorized recyclers, this action is made in partnership with an eco-organism, ECOTIC, which sustains the activity and it gives a proof for waste dismantling.
Legambiente Lombardia, part of Legambiente (League for Enviroment) is the most widespread environmental organization in Italy, with 20 regional branches and more than 100,000 members.
In Lombardy, Legambiente, with more than 100 local groups, carries out its activities throughout the region. It supports best practices in waste management in four of recycling, reuse and reductions with a policy of unpacking. It promotes energy saving and renewable energy sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuels.