Traceability solution for electrical and electronic equipment for a circular system
|Coordinator||Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik - Chalmers Industriteknik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||April 2018 - January 2019|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2018 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
In order to achieve more resource-efficient use of electrical and electronic (EE) products, life expectancy and the use phase of such products need to be extended compared with today. To enable this, there is a need for all stakeholders in the value chain to get more information about the products. Today there is a clear lack of such information and therefore the vision of the project SLEEP is that through a traceability system for EE products ensure sustainable production as well as increase the use of and streamline sharing services, reuse and material recycling.
Expected results and effects
With a traceability system for EE products, all relevant actors can easily access information such as repair instructions, reuse and material content. Expected effects are, among other things, that: (1) more EE products are reused and collected instead of being stored away unused in our households; (2) higher material recycling rates are achieved for collected products; (3) manufacturers get a better understanding of how their products are used and based on this, can develop products with longer durability.
Planned approach and implementation
In step 1, we have: (i) mapped the need for traceability and linked challenges throughout the value chain; and (ii) identified potential system solutions to achieve increased traceability for EE products. The results have been used to create a plan to, in step 2, execute Proof of Concepts tests of a traceability system. In step 3, larger tests will be carried through in real systems. The project group consists of Chalmers Industriteknik, Dustin, Elgiganten, El-Kretsen, GS1, Lenovo, Redeem, Sims Recycling Solutions and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.