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ATHENS - MP20 - Circular Economy and Eco-design : "Urban mine" case

Code: MP9923/5, ECTS: 2


Electric and Electronic Equipment are successfull products which are now a part of our everyday life. But what is the becoming of these products at the end of theor life? Each year about 1,5 million of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is collected in Europe. This waste stream is growing at 3-5% per year. This urban mining offers substantial opportunities in terms of making secondary raw materials on the market in the framework of a circular economy. The objective of this course is the main challenges of WEEE recycling, the opportunities, brakes for recycling activities and technical gap needed for a matured eco-industry. Diring this course different aspects will be developed.




1 - The European regulations concerning WEEE recycling
2 - The new business models
3 - The implementation of a circular economy
4 - The technologies of plastics sorting and recycling of materials uses 
5 - An operational description within the visit of a treatment plant : FRICOM Bruyères
6 - The innovation within strategic metals recycling from WEEE*
7 - Some examples of eco-designed products easily recycable or using secondary raw materials, presented through industriel case studies. 

*Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Evaluation means

Study case presentation at the end of the program.

Detailed schedule

The daily course programme can be consulted some ten days prior to the course, please see : www.mines-paristech.fr (under the link , Ingénieurs civils).

Teaching team

Dominique JEULIN

Teaching staff

Code MP9923/5
Year 2nd & 3rd years
Level Graduate 1st year, Graduate 2nd year
ECTS Credits 2
Coefficient 2
Nb. of hours 37
Nb. of lessons 30
Course type Additional informations
Semester 3, 5
Period Autumn
  • Gestion et génie industriel
  • Sciences économiques et sociales
Last update:
20 Jun 2017 09:57 by julien