Raising public awareness on electronic waste as a source of valuable materials (AWARE)

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AWARE. Raising public awareness on electronic waste as a source of valuable materials

The aim of the project is to increase the share of waste ending up in official take-back systems instead of losing the resource to waste disposal or incineration plants and collection outside official take-back systems. To achieve that, the project focuses on education and involvement of school children, both to raise the awareness of end-of-life electronics as a resource, and through them to bring the message into families and the society as whole.

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