Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing waste stream in the EU with between 3 and 5% per year, which means that it doubles every 12 – 15 years.
Therefore a significant improvement of electronic waste recycling is needed.

The idea of HydroWEEE is to develop a mobile plant using hydrometallurgical processes to extract precious and rare metals like

in a high purity (above 95%).

Several SMEs will be able to benefit from the same plant at different times and pure enough materials will be produced that can be directly used by end-users for electroplating.