The LibraWEEE is one of the outcomes of the project Countering WEEE Illegal Trade that came to an end in August 2015. The LibraWEEE is a bibliographic compilation of resources such as projects, studies and initiatives regarding e-waste, its dynamics and related illegal activities. The WEEE Forum was a partner of the CWIT project and agreed to maintain and update this unique database.
The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project was a two year project funded by the European Commission. The aim of the project was to provide a set of recommendations to support the European Commission, law enforcement authorities, and customs organisations, in countering the illegal trade of eWaste in and from Europe.
One of the key aims of the CWIT project was to produce a comprehensive overview of the WEEE industry and determine how the actors involved are combatting illegal trade in WEEE. This required an extensive data collection and information gathering process which also drew on other work being undertaken on an international scale to target illegal trade in WEEE. The LibraWEEE is a knowledge database of complementary studies and initiatives that focus on understanding the dynamics of the WEEE industry, illegal flows of WEEE, and also the actors concerned with the fight against organised crime.
The LibraWEEE is composed of projects, studies and initiatives compiled from many sources including Compliance & Risks‘ knowledge platform C2P, and from previous work undertaken by each of the CWIT project partners: CBRA, INTERPOL, UNICRI, UNU, WEEE Forum, and Zanasi & Partners.
To learn more about the CWIT project and to read the final report of the CWIT project please, go to: http://www.cwitproject.eu