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  • Short Form: CERREC.
  • Complete name: Central Europe Repair Work & Re-use Centres as well as Networks.
  • Concern: Environment.
  • Location of Treatment:3.4 Sustaining Environmentally Friendly Technologies and also Activities.
  • Period: April 2011 – July 2014 (40 months).
  • Complete budget:.
  • ERDF contribution: EUR 2.898.288,00.
  • EUR 2.269.713,00.

Collaboration:. Community Waste Management Organization Mid-Tyrol (Tirol, AT), CZ Biom– Czech Biomass Organization, civil organization (Praha, CZ), Bay Zoltán Structure for Applied Study (Eszak-Magyarorszag, HU), ARGE Waste Prevention, Resources Protection as well as Sustainable Development Ltd. (Steiermark, AT), bag arbeit e.V. – National umbrella organisation of social-integration-enterprises (Berlin, DE), LAMORO Development agency (Piemonte, IT), Slovak College of Innovation in Bratislava, SPECTRA Centre of Quality (Bratislavsky, SK), Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship (Kujawsko-Pomorskie, PL), Province of Rimini (Emilia-Romagna, IT).

  • Lead partner: Local Waste Monitoring Organization Mid-Tyrol (Tirol, AT).
  • Lead partner nation: Austria.
  • Contact person: Mr. Christian Leonhartsberger.
  • Address: Münchnerstraße 22, 6130, Schwaz, Austria.


CERREC – Summary.

Repair work and also reuse are very important methods to boost sustainable consumption of products and items for the exact same or a similar usage. Fundamentally it is a collection and redistribution, where products, which are no more wanted/needed by one individual, like for instance computer systems or furniture, are given to those who want/need them. The difficulty is to transform the reuse-sector to a core sector of waste management and also to bring it to a wider mainstream to satisfy the goals of European environmental policies as well as guidelines.

„ Reuse” is also a core purpose of the Waste Framework Instruction (WFD; Regulation 2008/98/EC on waste, Nov. 2008). “Prep work for re-use” was introduced as a brand-new type of waste therapy with the aim to generate used products out of waste. For that reason the WFD recommends Member States to create as well as cultivate „ recognized fixing and reuse-centres as well as networks”.

The challenge is to turn the reuse-sector to a core section of waste monitoring as well as to bring it on a more comprehensive mainstream to fulfill the goals of European environmental policies and laws. The task CERREC focuses on tackling this issue with applying repair and re-use networks as well as centres adjusted to the certain problems of the taking part Central Europe states.

  • GOALS.
  • CERREC – Purposes.

General purposes of CERREC task are payment to environmental objectives of minimisation of emissions, waste as well as use of natural resources, cultivating sustainability as well as waste prevention by advertising longer use products, reinforcing Central Europe by developing employment in the field of re-use, closing social spaces by supplying economical used products to individuals with low revenue and creating local included value through qualified repair work as well as refurbishment. For that numerous devices will certainly be established like ideas for reuse networks and centres, a high quality basic guideline, and a manual explaining an accreditation system. Moreover, an enhanced use „ re-use-products” additionally promotes even more eco-efficient manufacturing procedures by favouring the acquiring of higher quality and very easy repairable products with longer life-cycles.

CERREC will create devices like site and also re-use tool box which will certainly be functioning devices for all stars executing re-use actions additionally after the task. Global stakeholder policy declaration will certainly be developed, which will certainly represent the basis for harmonised nationwide CE re-use plans. Manual for recognized regional re-use networks and also handbook for certified re-use centres will certainly be released and also development of standards as well as growth of certification system will certainly be produced for broad re-use execution in CE throughout and also after the project.

The CERREC tasks will certainly concern to the diverse local and local scenarios worrying supply, need and architectural methods. An additional main activity is to develop concepts for the accreditation of re-use and also repair work centres and also networks. Associated pilot actions will follow together with high quality common guidelines and also certification systems as well as a global re-use exchange platform.

  • CERREC – Expected Result.

Through production of multinational exchange platform for repair and also reuse CERREC will certainly execute repair work and re-use networks and centres adjusted to the particular local conditions. With aid of re-use activity strategies as well as multinational re-use plan statement of stakeholders the project will result in reducing of discharges and also waste, preventing from waste as well as extending product life process. It will certainly also help to create tasks in the fields of fixing and reuse. This will certainly enhance local personal SMEs in different branches like waste monitoring, computer-service, mechatronics, woodworking, auto mechanics, furniture, textiles, second hand trade, along with public as well as social enterprises, thus maintaining the buying power within the region and also boosting the local competitiveness along with shutting social gaps by supplying affordable previously owned items to individuals with low revenue. Fixing and also refurbishment will certainly produce added values on a regional as well as regional level. And most notably via reuse and repair service sustainable consumption will be positively increased.