C.1 Monitoring of the impact on the public target of the project

C.1 action has a double objective: develop the political implications of the project based on the results obtained and confirm the impact of the project. To this end, the Universidade de Vigo, in collaboration with the companies involved in the project, will be coordinating various events throughout the project, encompassing the participation of the main stakeholders involved in WEEE: political authorities, the scientific community, end users (companies and individuals) and the general public. Over the life of the project there will be three main stages: the initial moment - the project launch, an intermediate stage - assessing its evolution, and a final stage which determines and analyses the results obtained.

Through this action, the basic aspects regarding the development of the LIFE+ ecoRaee project will be assessed in terms of environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency, with a special emphasis placed on the project's distributive factors (its fairness and compatibility, applying the criterion “the polluter pays”) and its practical and industrial feasibility.

C.2 Monitoring of environmental impact

EnergyLab, as leader of this action, will be responsible for monitoring the environmental impact of the project. To this end it will have software at its disposal which allows close tracking of the demonstration processes, registering the data accumulated every day on each of the inventory lines (energy consumed in the process, number of processed devices, additional resources etc) and the products (reusable elements) and sub-products (waste) which have been modified.

This software is further backed by an application which, based on the results obtained from the LCA and the collected data, calculates the proportionality corresponding to each unit from the inventory and product in terms of environmental impact. It takes data from a procurement matrix provided by the demonstrations, transferring it to the parameters established for the comparative LCA and to others defined for easier, more rational dissemination by a web user who is not familiar with the material (e.g. trees or hectares of woodland required to compensate).

etapa c2

  • Summary Environmental monitoring tools