ESTRAEE: Sustainable Cross-Border Strategy for the Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment


The ESTRAEE project aims to promote, in the cross-border area of ​​Galicia-northern Portugal, the management of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), involving, on the one hand, citizens, local authorities, manufacturers and producers, through the Extended Producer Responsibility Systems (SRAP), and, on the other hand, to managers within the framework of current regulations (Spanish R. 110/2015 and Portuguese D. 67/2014).


Priority axis 3 : sustainable growth through cross-border cooperation for the prevention of risks and the improvement of natural resource management.

Thematic objective OT 6 : protect the environment and promote resource efficiency.

Investment priority Pl 6.F : promotion of innovative technologies to improve environmental protection and resource efficiency in the waste sector, the water sector, soil protection or to reduce air pollution.


  • Diputación de Pontevedra
  • Lipor-Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto
  • Revertia Reusing and Recycling
  • Technology Center Foundation for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (Energylab)
  • European Recycling Platform, ERP SAS, branch in Spain
  • ERP Portugal (European Recycling Platform)


  • Total budget: € 2,145,524.92

Co -financing  maximum co-financing of 75% of FEDER.

Execution period:  the project will be developed between October 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019.


  • Promote, in the cross-border area of ​​Galicia-North of Portugal, the management of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) involving citizens, local authorities, manufacturers and producers, through the extended producer responsibility systems (SRAP), and managers, within the framework of current regulations (Spanish R. 110/2015 and D. l. 67/2014)
  • Boost circular market economy for secondary raw materials, especially criticism
  • Promote innovation, technological development and the generation of green jobs
  • Improve the municipal system for collecting and adapting clean points to ensure correct storage of WEEE for subsequent reuse
  • Identify the categories of WEEE that can be reused and develop procedures that allow their identification and correct classification
  • Establish the procedure for access of the reuse preparation centers (CPR) to WEEE deposited at municipal collection points and in distribution
  • Monitor and analyze the current state of reuse of WEEE and its regulation at national and international level
  • Develop protocols and a business plan


  • Adaptation of provincial clean points to the WEEE Directive: study, preliminary projects and execution of investments, also extrapolated to northern Portugal
  • Definition of a model ordinance for the province of Pontevedra, extrapolated to the north of Portugal, which defines the best practices for compliance with the Directive, in pre-collection, collection and preparation for reuse and recycling by of the municipalities
  • Life cycle analysis, comparing recycling and reuse (LCA) of different types of WEEE
  • Implementation of a bag of by-products derived from WEEE and reusable EEE common to the two regions

Results :

  • Adapt 18 clean points in the cross-border space
  • Prepare the Ordinance on sustainable management of WEEE (pre-collection, collection, reception, preparation for reuse, recycling and disposal)
  • Implement the secondary raw materials and resources exchange
  • Analyze the life cycle (LCA) of the different types of WEEE: washing machines, dishwashers, tablets and smartphones, comparing reuse and recycling
  • Promote social motivation and involvement of producers and manufacturers in the new WEEE management strategy
  • Prepare for reuse as a priority option in WEEE management