To support the transition to a circular economy and prevent e-waste, we include criteria in TCO Certified to prolong the lifetime of the IT product. We also participate in the research project KEEP to achieve a traceability system for electrical and electronic products in a circular system. Your organization can join too!
KEEP (Keep Electrical and Electronic Products in the circular system) is a traceability solution for electronic products aiming to create a world with better products and less e-waste. The project is a collaboration between a wide range of companies eager to change the electronics industry and create a better future. The project involves big players as well as innovative startups. KEEP is financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.
At the moment there are 14 project partners: Lenovo, Clas Ohlson, Dustin, TCO Development, TechBuddy, Naturskyddsföreningen, Godsinlösen Nordic, Scandi gruppen, El-Kretsen, Stena Recycling, Mirec, Recipo, GS1 Sweden and Chalmers Industriteknik.
The project is now in the second stage out of three. The next step is to develop the concept of a complete traceability system for electrical and electronic products. To achieve this, there is a need for new project members, organizations that can contribute valuable information related to procurement and handling products on a large scale. Participating in the project will help your organization speed up the transition to a circular economy and at the same time be able to influence the final product.