Below some of the projects done in past years.
Some of them has been done entirely as Cyrcle Consulting projects while some others has been carried out trough the exisiting network of partners and collaborations.
Contact us for a full list of references or project details

 
INNOVATIVE PROJECTS & TRAINING
E-waste Management Financing for Ethiopia (2015)

E-waste Management Financing for Ethiopia (2015)

Client: UNIDO
Network: Cyrcle Consulting
Status: Completed 
UNIDO and the Ethiopian Government, with financial support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) have launched the E-waste Management Project in Ethiopia (EWaMP) in order to enable sustainable collection and treatment of e-waste. The project worked out proposals covering the various aspects of financing a sustainable and cost-efficient e-waste management system taking into account the regulatory framework and background conditions of Ethiopian market.

E-waste Academy - Managers Edition (2012, 2014, 2016)

Client: UNU
Network:  UNU
Status: Completed
The E-waste Academy – Manager Edition (EWAM) is a pioneering concept in research and will foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaboration on e-waste policy and management, looking at the e-waste issue in its entirety, rather than through the lens of a specific discipline.
Considering that e-waste poses most diverse challenges, including environmental, economic and social aspects, where all stakeholders need to participate in the development and even more in the implementation of solutions, EWAM addresses both policymakers and government officials as well as small and medium sized companies (mostly recyclers, collectors and refurbishers) with an intended focus on developing/transition countries.
The vision for the EWA is to be the foremost forum available for stakeholders involved in e-waste system design as well as implementing solutions to share their knowledge, interact with experts and develop collaborative partnerships fostering high long-term, sustainable solutions and approaches on all policy-related areas related in e-waste - from policy to technology to economics to social aspects.
ECOPED , Product development , TERRABASICA

ECOPED: Product development TERRABASICA (2011)

Client:  ECOPED 
Network:  DIMA University of Modena and Reggio Emilia 
Status: Completed 
The project was aimed to develop an absorbent and neutralizing of accidental spills of sulfuric acid present in batteries, according to the Decree Ministerial January 24th, 2011 No. 20. The project involved the development and engineering of a product, in collaboration with the Department of Materials Engineering and Environment at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the identification of suppliers of raw materials and the development of the production chain product.The project therefore warranted the development of a product from initial concept to implementation on an industrial scale, with full compliance with the requirements of the Decree and the needs of the target market.
 
ECOPED: ECOGUARD

ECOPED: ECOGUARD (2010)

Client:  ECOPED 
Status: Completed 
The project was intended to create a technical discipline that would establish regulatory requirements binding on all those involved in the supply chain management of electronic waste. These requirements guaranteed three basic paradigms: • Reducing environmental impact • The maximization of recovery • Ethics and Safety The specification is a set of mandatory requirements and indicators, organized and structured, developed in collaboration with TUV Italy, validated by a technical committee of international experts.EcoGuard then became a model of prevention and control, through the development of traceability ensures the preservation and efficient use of natural resources to allow its re-entry into new production cycles 
 
UNEP / DTIE

UNEP / DTIE Sustainable Innovation and Technology Transfer Industrial Sector Studies - Recycling: from e-waste to resources (2009)

Client:  UNEP / DTIE 
Network:  UNUEMPAUmicore 
Status: Completed 
The project was aimed to evaluate the potential for technology transfer in developing countries for the recovery of metals from electronic waste. The study, as well as highlighting the major established and innovative technologies for specific waste streams, applied the UNEP framework for assessment of the activities of Technological Transfer in order to identify are the most potential to support activities to emerging economies. This study is part of the strategic sectoral studies financed by the European Union.
POSITION PAPERS & STUDIES

DG Home Affairs – DOTCOM Waste project (2016-2017)

Client: EU-Commission - DG HOME
Network:  UNU
Status: Ongoing
The project seeks to increase capabilities of law enforcement agencies, customs and port authorities, environmental agencies and prosecutors to fight cross-border waste crime more cost-effectively. To achieve this objective, the project aims to increase these stakeholders’ understanding of current waste crime trends and to identify and share best practices for detecting, investigating and prosecuting waste crime activities. The project expects to produce new knowledge about waste crime trends and compile a compendium of best practices for detecting, investigating and prosecuting waste crime activities.
European Commission DG Environment

European Commission, DG ENV – Review of Art.7 (collection targets) supporting study (2014)

Client:  EU Commission - DG ENV 
Network:  UNU, CBS, BIO by Deloitte, REC,
Status: Completed 
The study conducted in cooperation with 3 other partners (BIO, CBS and REC) aims at supporting the European Commission – Directorate General Environment (DG ENV) by providing the necessary scientific data, results and common quantification methodology according to WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU Article 7 provisions. By means of effective translation of technical findings into practical measures (reports, draft implementing acts, impact assessment and possible legislative proposals), these activities and results will in turn guide and enable the accomplishment of the requirements outlined in Articles 7(4), 7(5), 7(6) and 7(7) of the WEEE Directive.
European Commission DG Environment

European Commission, DG ENV – Review of Art.11 (recycling and recovery targets) supporting study (2014)

Client:  EU Commission - DG ENV 
Network: BiPRO, UNU, BIO by Deloitte
Status: Completed 
The study conducted in cooperation with 2 other partners (BiPRO and BIO) aims at supporting the European Commission – Directorate General Environment (DG ENV) with the revision of recovery targets, preparation for re-use targets and on the method for the calculation of the recovery targets with the new WEEE Directive.
REC Turkey

REC Turkey: Support the Impact Assessment for the transposition of the WEEE Directive in Turkey (2011)

Client:  REC Turkey 
Network:  UNU 
Status: Completed 
The project was intended to support REC Turkey, committed the Impact Assessment for the transposition of the WEEE Directive in Turkey. They were conducted environmental impact assessments, economic and social impact on different stakholders affected by this measure. They were estimated quantities of waste generated until 2020 with subdivision on the different provinces of the region to support scenario analysis and development of the road map. It was finally drawn up a detailed international benchmarking with respect to the various options being considered by the legislature for the implementation of the WEEE Directive in Turkey, accompanied by examples and alternatives already adopted in various EU countries. 
UNEP / DTIE

UNEP / DTIE: Internal report by definition UNEP strategy on e-waste (2008)

Client:  UNEP / DTIE 
Network: Cyrcle Consulting
Status: Completed 
The project was intended to support UNEP / DTIE in the definition of internal strategy with respect to e-waste, analyzing strengths and synergies with respect to other initiatives of UN agencies, highlighting the main areas of specific activities for the future. 
European Commission DG Environment

European Commission DG Environment - Review WEEE Directive (2007)

Client:  EU Commission - DG ENV 
Network:  UNUAEA TechnologyGAIKER FoundationREC, TU Delft 
Status: Completed 
The project objective was the evaluation of the implementation of the WEEE Directive in the 27 EU countries European in the development of options for the future development, simplification and harmonization of such measures in the revision planned for 2008. The study, which involved more than 180 stakeholders, with representatives of Member States, industry associations and major national reference and European, using more than 350 sources in literature, has highlighted the main problems in implementing current and provided a complete set of options for the next draft of the proposed revision to be organized by the European Commission.
WEEE & BATTERY COMPLIANCE
Philips Consumer Electronics

Philips Consumer Electronics

2006 - Philips Consumer Electronics 

Customer:  Philips Consumer Lifestyle 
Status: Completed 
The project was aimed at the analysis of the various national transposition of the WEEE Directive and assessing the implications for compliance in different EU countries. An economic impact assessment was carried out taking into account the different costs of compliance and of the boundary conditions in different countries, highlighting the different models of existing funding. 
REVERSE LOGISTICS
EPSON EUROPE

EPSON EUROPE: scenario studies for the recovery of exhausted ink cartridges in Europe (2008)

Client:  EPSON EUROPE 
Network:  Osevenfortytwo 
Status: Completed 
The project was intended to provide evidence of compliance with the environmental implications of a project for the collection and recycling (considering both the recovery of material is re-use) of the ink cartridges exhausted in some EU countries is considered a model as a case study.