1. EnviroInfo2015 Best Paper Award Presentation


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    David Franquesa, Leandro Navarro, David López, Xavier Bustamante, Santiago Lamora, Xavier Bustamante with "Breaking Barriers on Reuse of Digital Devices Ensuring Final Recycling"​ wrote the best paper out of 36 peer-reviewed papers from the EnviroInfo conference, and is proudly presented with Best Paper Award. The 29th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection http://enviroinfo2015.org took place as a joint conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 7-9 2015 and was hosted by the University of Copenhagen and the European Environment Agency. This conference has contributed to strengthen international, national and regional research and cooperation as well as to develop the knowledge base for Europe’s 7th Environmental Action Programme and the transition towards sustainable development.

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    • WHAT WEEE ARE - Flight of the Bumble WEEE


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      A BumbleWEEE escaped from Toxic Scorpion's Transformation lab and goes out to explore the world. Outside the BumbleWEEE bumps into many characters conducting "ordinary lives..." Maybe a projective test for all of us to ponder upon. Featuring a remixed version of the "Flight of the BumbleBee," composed by the great artist N.R. Korsakov in 1871 - Abughraib Prod drum and bass The flight of the Bumblebee is like a flow, a catharsis in which absorption in the here and now of the experience is total, somewhat like what happens during the artistic process, when watching a movie or reading a book. Similarly, the electronic bumblebee's intense, erratic and curious flight through the surrounding reality is in dichotomous contrasts with the stereotypical behavior of the characters dressed in white. In the repetitiveness of their actions, their "work" becomes meaningless, some sort of self-fulfilling ritualism that neutralizes the actors' identities, as opposed to the frenetic and seemingly aimless flight of creative thinking. Our message is intentionally ambiguous because we want to suggest a cue, an image on which everyone can project their own world, with their desires and unconscious fears. In particular, dealing with the issue of waste we want to raise awareness over a real problem, putting the viewer in front of his/her own relationship with "waste" in a broader sense... Waste is discarded from our lives, removed from our sight and conscience, just like we brush off an annoying insect. The message and the images in the video are somewhat acid and deliberately provocative, disturbing or unpleasant. This is not necessarily negative, it is more like giving the spectator an opportunity to reflect upon his or her daily actions and maybe their fears. As if they where looking at themselves through the unpredictable flight of the Bumblebee. "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” F.W. Nietzsche

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      • WHAT WEEE ARE - WEEE Cutter Ants


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        WHAT WEEE ARE is an ongoing multifaceted sociocultural multimedia project searching the deeper meanings of the world. A quest through waste and feelings and the richness of the earth, trying to untangle the intricacy of human, so called, society. Questions rooted deep inside ourselves which have been forgotten, traded in for a superficial world of dull bureaucracy, sexy images, cheap thrills and high tech. But what we really are is yet beyond our knowledge and despite all the civilization that has been built in the name of progress and growth, society is falling to pieces leaving nothing more than a toxic wasteland. As the Phoenix arose from its own ashes, will humanity also rise from its own waste? This everlasting cosmogony is represented in WHAT WEEE ARE a collection of sculptures in which electronic waste is turned into disturbing insects, a means to deeper thoughts.

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        • Specialist Telecom Recycling | DTC International ltd


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          Specialist Telecom Recycling by DTC International Ltd. For more info please visit our website: http://www.dtc-international.com Our specialist telecom recycling processes recapture maximum value from multi-vendor equipment across all areas of a telecommunications network. DTC’s central UK facilities and processing plant provide hand disassembly for all telecom material combined with specialist machinery to maximise separation in the first stage of the recycling process. Separation of circuit boards, radios, batteries, cable, plastic and precious metals (aluminum, copper, nickel, silver, gold) deliver higher returns, less contamination and more sustainable recycled material. All materials are processed in the UK and EU region providing a regulated and audited trail. Our full compliance with all relevant recycling legislation ensures that our client’s equipment will never be processed unethically or outside the EU providing brand protection and supporting sustainability policies within a wide corporate social responsibility strategy. For more info please visit our website: http://www.dtc-telecom.co.uk/resale-r... Or Contact Us today: Call: + 44 (0) 1869 810 600 Email: info@dtc-telecom.co.uk Find us at: http://www.dtc-international.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/dtc-... https://twitter.com/dtctelecom https://www.facebook.com/DtcTelecom https://plus.google.com/+DTCInternati... http://dtc-international.blogspot.co.uk/

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          • ERP UK #SelfiEEE Campaign


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            #SelfiEEE is a brand new initiative to promote the reuse and recycling of electronics. The campaign asks people to submit a #SelfiEEE, a photograph of themselves with a broken or unwanted electrical item, and make a pledge to reuse or recycle it. The idea is to spread the environmental message and encourage the use of local reuse or recycling facilities. As an added incentive, ERP UK will donate £250 each month to one of four charities: the British Heart Foundation; the Furniture Reuse Network; the National Foundation for Youth Music; or the Young People’s Trust for the Environment. Each month, the person who submits the winning #SelfiEEE will get to select which charity will receive the donation.

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            • Do Simple Things for your New Years Resolution:Possible 2015


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              In January 2015 Resolution:Possible suggested 31 Simple Things you can do as part of your New Year's Resolution. Resolution:Possible's work on resolving global issues through understanding our connections to them is complex, overwhelming, and often comes in the form of reports, blogs, and analyses. To bring our work back to ourselves as people and out into the real world, we created Simple Things: real, concrete changes all of us can make to our everyday lives to start doing better for our world. When we better understand our impact on everything around us, we can start making this a better world.

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              • eReuse - Breaking Barriers on Reuse of Digital Devices Ensuring Final Recycling


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                Digital Devices or Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) are scrapped at an alarming rate instead of being salvaged, fixed, and reused. For the reuse sector to flourish, donors, receivers and reuse centers need services and technologies to gain effectiveness, efficiency, and traceability to ensure final recycling. The main challenges to overcome are access to enough volume of good quality used devices, prepare quickly those with more potential for reuse, enable direct donations of devices, guarantee that reused devices are finally recycled, communicate the social and environmental value of reuse, reward donors, and commit receivers of reused devices with recycling. We present a set of open source tools based on a distributed platform ecosystem that enable direct donation of devices. Traceable devices are prepared to be reused in the donor’s location, and receivers are responsible for collecting them. This reduces costs, minimizes EEE losses because there is no need for central logistic or centralizing the engagement of donors on charity projects. The background and foreground Intellectual Property follows an open model (unrestricted), as the goal is to bootstrap the reuse process, generate local efficiencies, guarantee the final recycling, and ensure traceability. Pilots already performed give a traceability of 80% at device components. Our platform discourages malicious uses through a reputation scheme to reward receivers that extend the life of devices and track them until reaching authorized collection points.

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                • What should we do with WEEE?


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                  Documental video about ECONORMAS Project work in Silkers S.A.; an Argentinian company dedicated to manage Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, WEEE. This works promotes sustainable production and consumption in MERCOSUR.

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                  • Equidad: reusing electrical and electronical waste in Argentina


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                    Compañía Social Equidad is an Argentinian company dedicated to social and educational programmes to reduce the digital divide by recycling computers. Based in Buenos Aires, it worked with ECONORMAS MERCOSUR to promote Sustainable Production and Consumption.

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                    • Winter at Home


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                      Why winter where I grew up can be your best friend.

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