Apart from PV Cycle, there are other and increasingly more institutions that address the increasing need for solar (PV) product recycling, with Remedia one of the major ones.
Introduction to Remedia?
Remedia is an Italian consortium that handles Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as well as end-of-life batteries and accumulators. Remedia directly represents the firms that support the legal duties related to WEEE, batteries, and accumulators and it gives form to the environmental commitment of over 1000 members – firms that produce consumer electronic equipment. This includes small and large electrical domestic appliances.
Besides the Remedia solar panel recycling schemes, the Italian institution also addresses the recycling of also computer and telecommunications equipment, air-conditioning apparatus, toys, medical and monitoring and control devices, musical instruments, batteries and accumulators.
How does the Remedia solar reycling system work?
Remedia has created a system that guarantees the recycling of photovoltaic plants at the end of its operating life by developing and coordinating its collection, transport, recovery, and recycling.
For all product categories indicated in the legislation on WEEE (legislative decree 151/2005) – both household WEEE (B2C) and non-household WEEE (B2B) – and in the legislation on batteries (legislative decree 188/2008), ReMedia guarantees transport and treatment services in accordance with a top-level operating model (VRS) based the Consortium’s integrated quality and environment system (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).
Who can use Remedia’s services?
Producers and importers that are members of the Remedia recycling system fulfill the obligations imposed on them by paragraph 6, article 11 of the Ministerial Decree (Italy!) of 5th May 2011 and any subsequent obligations as might be introduced by European Directives and by the respective national legislation, in that Remedia is committed to complying with those obligations.