Green Economy Report 2018

Organization

REMEDIA TODAY

Consorzio Remedia was founded in 2005, from the commitment of 44 hi-tech industry producers, with the aim of accompanying businesses towards the environmentally sound management of e-waste. In 2018, Remedia celebrated a decade since the first WEEE collection in Italy, which took place in the small municipality of Tribogna at the beginning of 2008.

Since then, the associated companies that relied on the collective scheme for fulfilling their legal requirements concerning Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment – WEEE – (first, the Legislative Decree 151/2005 and subsequently the Legislative Decree 49/2014) and batteries and accumulators (Legislative Decree 188/08), in accordance with the provisions of the European directives on the proper management of e-waste, have increased up to 2,200 members, for which Remedia handles on average over 100,000 tons of waste per annum.  This makes Remedia the leading collective scheme in Italy for the sustainable management of WEEE and end-of-life batteries and accumulators, and one of the most important at European level.

In 2012, Remedia TSR was founded. Today Remedia TSR is among the leading companies in the environmental sector, offering services dedicated to end-of-life e-waste, through an innovative and eco-sustainable management.

Thanks to a consolidated know-how in this sector and the specific expertise acquired over the years, Remedia TSR operates throughout Italy, specialising in re-use and recycling, with particular attention to the traceability of waste streams, the safety of recycling processes and the valorisation of the recovered material.

Remedia TSR is 60% owned by Consorzio Remedia and 40% by Interseroh, a company part of ALBA Group, a multinational group operating in the field of environmental services and recycling.

Remedia is one of the main promoters of innovative processes directed at recycling waste according to the principles of circular economy, contributing to environmental, economic and social sustainability. Remedia’s work has always been focused on the maximization of the recovery of materials deriving from waste in order to reintegrate them into the production cycle, taking into account the efficiency in the treatment processes and the respect for the environment, while avoiding the dispersion of polluting substances.

Its determination in pursuing objectives of continuous innovation, quality and efficiency, has enabled Remedia to exceed 550,000 tons of technological wastee-waste managed in 10 years, closing 2018 with a new record, over 55,000 WEEE collections and more than 1,000 batteries and accumulators collections.

 

The GOVERNANCE system

The relevant legislation on WEEE (Legislative Decree 49/2014) requires Collective Schemes to have specific organizational arrangements and governance rules: they must adopt and operate under standard Bylaws for WEEE Collective Schemes in order to guarantee and ensure – on behalf of their Members – the transposition of all legal requirements for proper e-waste management. The Bylaws, in addition to defining the representative bodies and related powers and delegation of powers, as well as the supervisory mechanisms and bodies, also define the criteria for membership to the Collective Scheme, the rights, duties and the obligations relating to the payment of the environmental fees.

 

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