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A large-scale, profitable electronic waste refurbishing and recycling

April 2019
Gallery WEEECAM 1
Gallery WEEECAM 1


WEEECAM is a large-scale solution for the collecting, refurbishing and recycling of Waste of Electric and Electrical Equipment (WEEE).

WEEECAM's four missions are collecting, recycling, reinforcing the law and capitalizing. Depositing and collecting are the first stage of the process. Users have several options: bring it to WEEECAM's permanent collection points, call a hotline for pick-up at home, or wait for a collector to pass through the neighborhood. A small volume of WEEE can also be collected from businesses for a fee. The second stage is treatment, which involves three processes: depollution (manual removal of hazardous components), semi-automatical shredding and material separation using various physico-chemical treatments, such as buoyancy or magnetic fields. The third and final stage encompasses the packaging and expedition of the different fractions where WEEECAM can also act as a wholesale distributor and sell to second-hand electronic retailers.

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Label Date April 18, 2019
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Partners, funding, expertise.

The environmental benefits

  • 27.5 tons of CO2eq (equivalent) saved per ton of treated WEEE.
  • First large scale WEEE recycling initiative in sub-saharan Africa.

The Financial benefits

  • Generates 350 USD per ton of WEEE recycled.

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Company Profile

La Guilde

The WEEECAM Project - Turning the threat of electronic waste into a driver of green growth for developing countries.

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Headquarters 75008 Paris, France
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